Brooke Oberwetter is a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where she researches and writes on a range of regulatory issues, from FDA regulation, internet, content, and privacy regulation, environmental policy, and attorney general activism. Her specific research interests are the "nanny-state" issues, including the war on obesity, tobacco and alcohol regulation, and consumer protection measures.
Prior to joining CEI, Brooke was a research assistant at the Cato Institute, where she worked on both Social Security and welfare reform. Her writing has appeared in Reason online, the American Spectator online, National Review Online, and other publications. Brooke is also a member of the board of directors of America's Future Foundation and former director of the now-defunct Ban-the-Ban, an ill-fated grassroots organization opposing the passage of a smoking ban in Washington, DC.
She holds a BA from Denison University in Ohio and a Master of Public Policy degree from American University.