Charmaine began her career in The White House during the Reagan Administration and served as a Senior Advisor to the 2008 Huckabee for President Campaign. She is also the co-author of Mother in the Middle, an examination of childcare policy, published by HarperCollins.
A regular political commentator, Charmaine has appeared on all of the major networks and cable outlets. In print, Charmaine is quoted regularly and has been published widely.
Formerly, Charmaine served as President & CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL). She also served as the Project Director of the Family, Gender and Tenure Project at the University of Virginia, a nationwide study funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She was also a recipient of Mellon, Olin, Bradley, and Kohler Fellowships.
Charmaine has a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Virginia. She and her husband, Jack, live with their five children in the Washington, DC area.