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.

Secularist ideology is so entrenched in the policy-making and opinion-forming strata that it comes close to being the Established Religion of American public life. Thoughtful Christian young people who are interested in public affairs have few models of what it might mean to approach public affairs with a distinctively Christian point of view. Alan Crippen is one of those few models. He has been helping to form the minds of young Christians for years, and I celebrate the John Jay Institute."
J. Budziszewski, Ph.D
Professor of Philosophy and Government, University of Texas - Austin