The oldest of seven children, John Geilman was raised in Draper, Utah. He majored in Political Science at Brigham Young University, graduating with honors in 2018. While at BYU he worked as a research assistant for Professor David Magleby, participating in the writing and revising of several books and articles. He also spent a semester in Washington D.C. working as an intern for Senator Orrin Hatch. He is enjoying his first semester at law school and looks forward to spending the summer working with the Center in Salt Lake City and Provo. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Utica, New York from 2013-2015. On his mission he saw firsthand the importance of religion in communities, which influenced his decision to attend law school. When he isn’t studying, John enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, woodcarving, and landscaping.