Angela Eckhardt has a background in public policy research and journalism and authored the investigative report, "Far-Right" Extremism Examined, which debunked the myth of "right wing terror." Previously she worked as director of publications at the Oregon free market think tank Cascade Policy Institute and wrote news and columns for the agriculture newspaper Capital Press.
She is author of three CPI reports and a series of case studies for the American Institute for Full Employment on highly effective private charities that move people out of dependency without using government funding. Her last policy paper was Farm and Freedom Friendly Policies for Oregon with recommendations on how to preserve farmland by making small farms more economically viable through regulatory changes, in lieu of the state's restrictive land use zoning. She has a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from Reed College.