Costa Mesa, California

Thomas Aquinas College

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.


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Program costs for each John Jay Fellow are just $25,000 per year and include housing, training, living expenses, materials, and work projects. A gift for a portion of this amount would be a great benefit to Isabel Cacho and the John Jay Institute.

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Alan Crippen has had long experience educating young scholars in the political principles and spiritual values of our Founding Fathers, helping them to translate those principles and values into effective action in the public square. Because young people are immersed in a popular culture that is, in many ways, opposed to such ideals, the importance of this work cannot be overstated. The seriousness and professionalism of his Fellows speaks well of Mr. Crippen's work. I have been fortunate to have a number of Fellows on my staff and working in my Washington, DC office as interns. I have been consistently impressed-not only by the quality of their work but also by their solid understanding of our nation's founding doctrines and principles. The John Jay Institute continues to form young minds and souls in the same impressive manner."
The Honorable Sam Brownback
Former U.S. Senator
Governor of the State of Kansas