Kyle Vander Meulen is Senior Consultant at American Philanthropic, a consulting firm whose mission is to strengthen civil society by improving the effectiveness of charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining American Philanthropic, he served as the senior project associate for the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and was an assistant to Michael Novak at the American Enterprise Institute. Kyle studied religion as an undergraduate at The George Washington University and religious ethics as a graduate student at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.