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

Anna Bryner

Writer/Social Media Specialist

Anna Bryner is a senior at BYU from Price, Utah, majoring in journalism and minoring in political science. During her time at BYU, Anna has been involved with the Model United Nations program and the Ballard Center for Social Innovation. She also participated in the New York City Field Experience with the School of Communications and later returned to upstate New York as a full-time missionary between 2017-2019. The oldest of seven kids, Anna enjoys spending time with her family, as well as hiking, writing and cheering on the Cougars. 



Amy Griffin


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.

Amber Hewitt

Web Developer

Amber is a first-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in information systems management. Amber was first introduced to web development while pursuing the accounting program. After switching to the information systems program, she met her fiancé. Amber serves on the council of the BYU Pre-Business Student Association. She served as a full-time missionary in Lubbock, Texas, from 2016-2018. When she’s not at work or school, Amber enjoys being outdoors and practicing piano. The oldest of two, she loves spending time with her family.

Bryan Kekauoha

Web Developer

Bryan Kekauoha is a third-year student 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.  He loves to play basketball and tennis, spend time with his friends, enjoy the outdoors, and travel to new places.