Hailing from the Central Valley of California, Keeghan is currently the Special Assistant to the Director at the Ronald Reagan Institute (RRI). Beyond supporting the Director, his work focuses on the intersection of national security and technology and ensuring the principles of our 40th President continue to impact the next generation of American policy makers. He also supports the Reagan National Defense Forum (RNDF) and is the producer of the recently launched Reaganism Podcast. Additionally, he is the editor of a volume of speeches given by 10 notable public officials including Senator John McCain and former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Keeghan graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2018 where he studied Global Politics and completed a yearlong independent study on the causes of Saudi Arabia’s recent turn towards an activist foreign policy. Before graduating, Keeghan co-founded the Washington and Lee Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society to promote a values-based US foreign policy on campus and spent a semester abroad studying in Amman, Jordan. He is also a Public Interest Fellow, a Fund for American Studies Public Policy Fellow, and an Alexander Hamilton Society Fellow.
His previous work experience includes internships at the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense on Policy in the Pentagon. In his free time, Keeghan enjoys playing Irish and Bluegrass music, reading, and getting outside of Washington whenever possible.