Hometown:
Costa Mesa, California

College:
Thomas Aquinas College

Degree:
B.A. in Liberal Arts

Isabel Cacho

The daughter of devout Catholic parents, Isabel was blessed to learn about God at an early age. She continued to be surrounded by a faith-affirming community when she attended St. Thomas Aquinas College. Isabel has served as the secretary and taught Catechism at her local parish, participated in Thomas Aquinas Students for Life, worked as a student librarian, and volunteered in her local community. She has always had a desire to pursue truth, which led her to study the Great Books curriculum in college. She looks forward to the John Jay Fellows Program as a way to focus her studies in the realm of politics, especially with regard to current political issues. In addition to a strong calling to marriage and motherhood, Isabel has an interest in pursuing constitutional law and a commitment to the pro-life movement.

John Jay was both a committed Christian and a national leader. He served not only as President of the Continental Congress, Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Chief Justice of the United States; he served in the vestry of his local church and in national religious organizations. Jay did not see religion and politics as isolated: he used religious rhetoric in his political papers and employed political skills in religious arenas. Jay would, I believe, be very pleased to see a new John Jay Institute formed, to raise up a new generation of leaders, grounded in the Christian faith and our American legal and political system."
Walter Stahr, Esq.
Author, John Jay: Founding Father