Administrative Staff

Deborah A. Wright

Center Coordinator and Executive Assistant

Deborah Wright has been Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at the International Center for Law and Religion Studies since 2001. She supervises the administrative staff and coordinates the activities of all Center personnel and is at the heart of organization and scheduling of the Center’s many conferences, including logistics, travel, accommodations, on campus and worldwide. Most especially, the continued success of the annual International Law and Religion Symposium wouldn’t be possible without Deborah’s competence and tireless efforts in the year-round efforts of organization, planning, communication, and coordination of events and facilities, of faculty, students, delegates, hosts, and visitors, all of which combine to bring to pass such a complex undertaking.  Deborah is the patient voice on the phone, the unflagging e-mail correspondent, for hundreds of Center friends worldwide.  More …

Marisa Gonzalez-Mabbutt

Part-Time Secretary

Marisa Gonzalez is in her third year at Brigham Young University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations with an emphasis in Latin American Studies. Currently, she plans to graduate with Honors, and loves to participate in the various activities of the BYU Honors Program. She is the youngest of four daughters, and her family has continually supported her in her academic ambitions. Last summer, Marisa interned for an import/export group in Madrid, Spain. She followed up the experience with another internship working for the U.S. Department of State’s Economic Bureau in Washington, D.C., as part of BYU Washington Seminar’s Fall Program. She is currently preparing for a summer-long research program in Thailand, and is attempting to learn Thai along with some Korean for her trip. In her spare time, Marisa loves to spend time with her friends, her eight nieces and nephews, her mother, and her cat.

Riley Dunkley

Part-Time Secretary

Riley Dunkley is a student attending Brigham Young University. She is majoring in Communications- PR with a double minor in Geology and French. Riley has served a full-time mission in the Paris France Mission. She is currently a member of BYU Student Association, serving as a Program Director for the area AIM. She also worked as a research assistant under a Geology Professor to pursue research on the formation of the Traverse Mountains.  Riley was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is the middle child of five. She enjoys singing, being outdoors, painting, and puzzling. She aspires to work internationally within the communications field, sponsor and improve orphanages and travel with her family.