Peggy Xu

Peggy Xu


Peggy Xu fell in love with speechwriting in the White House Rose Garden, where she watched President Obama deliver a moving statement on Obergefell v. Hodges just minutes after the decision broke. She’s been helping clients find the right words for the right moments ever since.

At West Wing Writers, Peggy has enhanced and fine-tuned the communications strategies of nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, major American companies, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Her words have appeared in leading newspapers, commencement speeches, Twitter feeds, and on bookstands across the country.

Peggy has degrees in classics and American law from the University of Chicago, where she studied everything from Lincoln’s speechcraft to Ciceronian oratory in her interdisciplinary coursework. Most recently, she attended the University of Cambridge on the Lionel Pearson fellowship, where she read and wrote extensively about Roman imperial rhetoric.

A serial hobbyist, Peggy is also a Junior Olympic fencer, a retired figure skater, and a martial arts black belt. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

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