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Trevor Carlsen

Senior Research Fellow

FGA is committed to championing the value of work.

About Trevor

Trevor Carlsen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability.

Prior to joining FGA, Trevor was a policy advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor. He also previously served as manager of external affairs at the Hoover Institution. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University.

Trevor first experienced the value of working at his family’s business, helping with everything from answering phones and filing invoices, to sweeping floors and washing vehicles.

He has also worked full-time as a shop technician servicing fire suppression equipment. Trevor is passionate about free markets, individual liberty, and his Catholic faith. To Trevor, work can lift people up. While a job is a means to an end, its worth goes beyond the benefit of providing money to buy things. Through work, people can unleash their potential, connect with one another, and create value for others. His commentary has been featured in the Sacramento Bee and the Washington Examiner.

A Bay Area sports fan, Trevor lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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