Elyse Slabaugh is a second-year law student at BYU Law School. She was raised in a military family and has lived in various parts of the United States as well as an assignment overseas in Aviano, Italy. She also spent time in Southern Chile while serving an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While working at the International Center for Law and Religion Studies as an undergrad, Elyse became interested in going to law school and becoming an advocate for religious freedom. During the summer, she worked as a summer fellow for the Center in Lima, Peru. In her spare time, Elyse enjoys reading historical fiction, traveling, and spending time outside.