Julie Gunlock is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and directs the organization’s Culture of Alarmism project. She is the author of the book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back. Before joining IWF, Gunlock served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and on the House Homeland Security Committee and on the staff of Senator Tom Coburn. Gunlock has written about food, parenting, and culture for the New York Post, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, BlogHer and Huffington Post. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.