Meet Our Team: Caroline Shutt

Written by a member of our Human Rights team, Caroline Shutt.
Caroline Shutt, team member on our Human Rights team.

Hi, everyone! My name is Caroline Shutt, and I am currently working on the Human Rights team. I am so honored and proud to be working with YCoFA as we progress into the future. I joined this organization because I believe strongly in the power of a well-informed community and the need for constructive solutions to our world problems. I hope to apply my passion for equal rights for all persons in all countries to the team. May the education of the masses about the issues not just be a revolution, but a revelation as well (catch that Hamilton reference?)

I was born January 5th, 2001 in the best state there is; the home of the Kentucky Wildcats, where our accents are the only thing sweeter than the tea, the Bluegrass State of Kentucky. I’ve lived here my entire life with my parents and my twin brother, and most recently, a golden doodle pup named Charlee.

Outside of chasing a puppy around our house, my hobbies include reading, hiking, watching far too much Netflix, working with an AMAZING charity organization called DanceBlue, taking mediocre photos, and swimming for my high school team- GO EAGLES!

Travelling is my absolute favorite thing to do. To see and explore the world around me is the greatest experience, and I’m blessed to be able to do this as often as I do. My favorite places so far have been Charleston, South Carolina and my home-away-from-home, Sanibel Island, Florida!

I’ve always been interested in government, but it wasn’t until I attended my first Kentucky YMCA Kentucky Youth Assembly in middle school did it change my life. This conference is a meeting of students from all across the state that come together to debate their own legislation, discuss real issues in a safe environment, and the first place that taught me that my voice mattered. I went from a shy, quiet student to a talkative leader and I couldn’t be happier with this change. KYA, model UN conferences, and every news article after that point has continued to inspire my political journey and help me to further think about the way I can change my community for the better.

If I’ve managed to keep you interested this long, feel free to follow me on Twitter for more falsely funny puns and many, many pictures of my dog and travels!

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