Communications Staff

Blythe Shupe

Communications Specialist

Blythe Shupe joined the International Center for Law and Religion Studies in September 2015 as a Communications Specialist. In this role she manages the Center’s social media outlets and works on the ICLRS website and has responsibility for media and documentation at major Center conferences, including the Annual Symposium, the Religious Freedom Annual Review, and the international G20 Interfaith Forums. She has charge of the Center’s Annual Reports and other publications featuring the Center.  Before coming to the Center, she had spent the previous ten years as an account manager in the world of pre-employment screening. In this position, she worked closely with Human Resources, Compliance Departments, and Security Departments of large companies setting up and monitoring background screening programs for new hires to ensure the client was hiring the best possible candidate while operating within federal, state, and local laws.  More

Amy Griffin

Editorial Assistant & Videographer

Amy Griffin is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in family studies. Raised in Highland, Utah, Amy grew up playing the piano and working with cameras. She served a mission in the Poland Warsaw Mission. Amy has conducted original research for an honors thesis on the portrayal of women in media and its impact on local elections. She anchors and reports for the university broadcast news and conducts research under Dr. Sarah Coyne on the LGBTQ+ LDS population’s experience in the church. Amy is a John Roberts Lewis Scholar at the Faith and Politics Institute in Washington, D.C. and the recipient of the Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women’s History at BYU. Amy enjoys writing, creating, and being outdoors with her husband, Garrett, and dog, Scooter.

Emily Curtis

Social Media Specialist

Emily Curtis is a sophomore at Brigham Young University studying Communications with a minor in Global Business and Literacy. While she considers the small town of Rexburg, Idaho to be her home, she also loves to travel. Emily recently returned from an 18-month ecclesiastical mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Peru Cusco and California Fresno regions, where she was able to provide service as well as learn Spanish. Service is a passion of hers, and she currently serves as a Social Media Specialist with TSOS (Their Story is Our Story), a Trip Leader for HumanitarianXP, and an active participant of YServe.

Aubry Black

Part-Time Secretary and Editorial Assistant
Aubry Black is a third-year student at BYU from Mesa, Arizona pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business. She is the oldest of four children and is the first of her family to attend college out-of-state. For a year and a half, she served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Balkan area, specifically Serbia, Bosnia, and Montenegro.  She enjoyed her life-changing experiences in the Balkans and grew to love learning about different people, cultures, languages, and religions while living there. In her free time, Aubry also enjoys drawing, painting, playing volleyball, playing the piano, reading, and hiking.

Bryan Kekauoha

Web Developer

Bryan Kekauoha is a senior at BYU studying information systems. He is from Los Angeles, California, and is the youngest of three children. Bryan served in the Thailand Bangkok Mission from 2016-2018. Bryan enjoys the creative and technical aspects of web development. He loves to play basketball and tennis, spend time with his friends, enjoy the outdoors, and travel to new places.

Tyler Curtis

Web Developer

Tyler Curtis is a 4th year BYU student from Alpine, Texas. He served in the Argentina, Resistencia Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint from 2015 to 2017. He was a member of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company from 2018 to 2020. He loves hosting free and extravagant events, writing fun programs in JavaScript, playing ping pong, drawing, sightseeing, and learning and trying new things.