Rhett Hunt was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but moved around while growing up. After serving a mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Moscow, Russia, Rhett decided to major in Russian and then go to law school. While serving his mission, he was surprised that the religious freedom he loved and enjoyed in the United States was threatened in Russia. Those experiences in Russia motivated him to get involved with the BYU Law International Center for Law and Religion Studies. In his free time, Rhett enjoys reading books, playing board games, and eating good food.