Symposium 2015: The Student Executive Committee

The success of the International Law and Religion Symposium each year is due in large part to the planning and performance of a group of outstanding students from the BYU Law School who, acting under the direction of Center Associate Director Elizabeth Clark, serve as members of the Student Executive CommitteeThe Center is honored to announced the Committee for the 22nd Annual International Law and Religion Symposium:

Aline Longstaff

Chair, Master Schedule

Aline Longstaff was born in Utah and raised in Saudi Arabia. Before coming to the J. Reuben Clark Law School, she received her bachelor’s degrees in History, Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic), and International Studies from the University of Utah, 2011. She went on to complete a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from Harvard University, 2013, where she also worked for two years as a research assistant for the Islam in the West Program at the Prince Alwaleed Bin…

Cara Duchene

Master Schedule

Cara Duchene was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a second year BYU Law student currently serving as SBA president. During high school, she went on service missions to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Juneau, Alaska through a non-denominational church, and later served a Spanish-speaking full-time mission in Houston, TX for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and published an honors thesis entitled “Investigating Psychotherapy Strategies for Latter-day Saints with Same-sex Attraction.” This summer she will intern in Madrid, Spain for the international firm Hogan Lovells. In her spare time Cara enjoys literature, yoga, photography, and competitive swimming. Cara enjoyed volunteering with the International Law and Religion Symposium in 2014 and looks forward to working on the Master Schedule in 2015.

Laura Shrum

Master Schedule

Laura Shrum is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She received an International Baccalaureate Diploma from West High School, which sparked her interest in international politics and issues. She graduated from the University of Utah with Bachelor degrees in History and Political Science and a Masters degree in Political Science majoring in Comparative Politics. Laura has studied abroad at the University of Cambridge, worked at Walt Disney World, and interned in Washington D.C.  Laura enjoyed volunteering with the International Law and Religion Symposium in 2014 and is excited to work on the Master Schedule in 2015. 

Eva M. Brady

Co-Chair, Recruitment

Eva Brady is second-year law student at BYU Law School. She is from Charlottesville, Virginia, and is the oldest of ten children. She graduated from Brigham Young University in Philosophy with a minor in Logic. Eva also studied Spanish extensively for ten years. Before beginning law school, she served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Korean, Busan mission. Eva enjoys being outside, playing sports, learning, spending time with family…

Jedediah Knight

Co-Chair, Recruitment

Jedediah “Jedi” Knight is a second-year law student at J. Reuben Clark Law School. Jedi first became interested in Law and Religion issues as an undergraduate studying Physics, when he became acutely aware of the competing ideologies of secularity and religiosity. Jedi chose to attend BYU Law, in part, so that he could begin to help influence domestic and international religious freedom issues. As a first-year law student he volunteered extensively for the ICLRS Symposium,…

McKenna Mills


McKenna Mills grew up in Queen Creek, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in History and Culture, Communications, and Global Studies. She loves to travel and learn about other cultures and recently spent a summer in South Korea teaching English to grade school children. McKenna is currently a second year law student at the J. Reuben Clark Law School and is interested in religious and human right issues around the world and hopes…

Tatiana Quinn


Tatiana Quinn is a third-year law student from Wrightwood, California, located in San Bernardino County. She is pursing a career in the juvenile justice or criminal justice systems. Prior to law school, Tatiana interned for an event and wedding planning company in New Jersey and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France, Switzerland, and Luxembourg (French speaking). Tatiana performed, directed, and advocated for an a cappella singing group called Noteworthy, volunteered in Provo, Utah as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and worked as a camp counselor for a religious youth camp program. Tatiana graduated from Brigham Young University in philosophy with a minor in music. Along with her wide variety of interests, she loves getting to know people from different backgrounds and cultures. She looks forward to meeting the Law and Religion Symposium guests as she serves on the Recruitment team this year!

Roman Harper

Chair, Transportation

Roman Harper was born and raised in North Carolina. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Barranquilla, Colombia.  After returning from Colombia, he completed language studies and received a bachelor of arts in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures with minors in Religious Studies and History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2013. Roman enjoyed his volunteer experience with the International Law and Religion…

Cameron Christensen


Cameron Christensen was born in Denver, Colorado and spent two years as a full-time, Cambodian-speaking missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 2013 with a degree in political science and a minor in Asian studies. After his first year of law school, he spent the summer working for the Supreme Court Chamber of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. He enjoyed working with the International Law and Religion Symposium in 2013 and 2014. Currently he sits on the board of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and serves as President of the International Law Student Association. 

Michael K. Goodrich


Michael Goodrich grew up in Lindon, Utah and decided to go to law school while attending Pleasant Grove High School. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Baltimore, Maryland, and returned home to study history of religion and philosophy at BYU. He is fascinated by the many religions of the world and loves to learn about other cultures. He was very excited to be accepted to the J. Reuben Clark Law School because of the International Center for…

Bradley Rebeiro


Travis Hyer

Chair, Concierge/Hosting

Travis Hyer hails from Florida and is proud to call the Sunshine State home. Before entering the J. Reuben Clark Law School, his studies focused on Latin America and indigenous peoples. Specifically, he has conducted graduate research on religious dynamics of the Maya of southern Mexico. Travis also enjoys studying the arts and enjoys performing in musical and theatrical ensembles as often as he can. Travis was selected as a Student Fellow for the International Center for…

Bennett Briggs


Bennett Briggs was born in California and grew up in Rexburg, Idaho.  After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Moscow, Russia, Bennett returned to BYU-Idaho and graduated cum laude with a BS in Communications. He returned to Russia during the summer of 2014 to work with the Legal Counsel for the East Europe Area of the Church.  He was appointed to the Center’s Student Management Board in 2014-2015 and again in 2015-2016. His research…

Scott Ludlow


Scott Ludlow was raised in Modesto, California and Atlanta, Georgia. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bangalore, India. Afterwards, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Economics and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Scott performed in The Decameron, and Baby With the Bathwater, and stage-managed Prometheus Unbound as an undergrad. He was selected as a Student Fellow with the International…

Cami Schiel


Cami Schiel grew up in Seattle, WA. She traveled all around Europe with nursing internships in France, Finland, and Russia before graduating from BYU as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a nurse at Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing and the Utah State Hospital before returning to BYU. She is currently in her second year of a joint degree in law and business. She plans to use her JD/MBA to improve healthcare processes. She has interned with Intermountain Health Care gaining experience…

Monique Mullenaux Laing

Co-Chair, Documents

Monique is from southern Arizona. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. As an International Center for Law and Religion Studies Fellow, she worked during summer 2014 in Accra, Ghana. She was a member of the Documents Team of the Executive Committee for the 2014 International Law and Religion Symposium, and she returned in 2015 as Co-Chair of the team. She is a member of the Center’s 2015-2016 Student…

Zachary Smith

Co-Chair, Documents

Born and raised in Mesa, AZ, Zach Smith served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California during the time of Proposition 8. There he witnessed first-hand religious persecution against those who stood up for their beliefs, motivating him to defend the religious beliefs of all. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University with a minor in Business Management.  He also…

Andee Gempler


Andee DeVore is proud to call the beautiful desert landscape of Saint George, Utah, her home. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in public health and international development. While completing her degree, Andee conducted research for the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and acted as a volunteer and public health coordinator for an NGO, Sustain Haiti. Since coming to law school, Andee has fostered a passion for alternative…

John Sellers


John Sellers is a second-year law student at J. Reuben Clark Law School. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Long Beach in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. During that time, John also served a two-year volunteer mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Puerto Rico and the Netherland Antilles. John’s interest in Law and Religion grew as he worked on his undergraduate honors thesis…