April Ponnuru

April Ponnuru is the Policy Director for the Conservative Reform Network (CRN).

Ponnuru has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, where she has served in both US House and Senate leadership offices, and in the conservative movement. Prior to joining CRN, she served as a senior advisor to Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO). She was also a senior policy advisor to Blunt when he was House Majority Whip.

Ponnuru is the former Executive Director of the non-profit National Review Institute, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., and was National Review magazine’s Vice President.

Ponnuru is a graduate of Liberty University and University College London, grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and lives with her husband, Ramesh, and two young daughters in Alexandria, Virginia.