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 is in her junior year at Brigham Young University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in family studies. Raised in Highland, Utah, she is the oldest of three (plus a dog, aptly named Cougar). Amy grew up playing the piano and working with cameras and served a mission in the Poland Warsaw Mission. She is currently researching the portrayal of women in media and its impact on local elections for her Honors Thesis and plans to continue her research at the graduate level. Amy enjoys reading, writing, creating, and being outdoors.