Caylin Louis Moore
I was awarded a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship and I'm attending the University of Oxford to earn an MSc in Latin American Studies. I am a recent graduate of Texas Christian University, earning a degree in economics, with minors in mathematics and sociology. I was raised on the border between Compton and Carson, California. I overcame poverty, gang violence, and the incarceration of my father to distinguish myself as a standout high school and college football player and a dedicated student. I was a Division-One athlete in college Football for TCU, and was selected to the Fulbright Summer Institute to study the trans-Atlantic slave trade at the University of Bristol in 2014. The following year, I was chosen to attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University. I am the founder and president of SPARK (Strong Players Are Reaching Kids), a youth outreach organization of student-athletes who encourage middle and high school youths to strive to attend college. I am also expanding influence as a community organiser with a venture I am starting called "Fades for Grades" to offer young black men in the inner-city free haircuts for bringing their reports to the barbershop. I also have previous experience as a reading teacher for middle school students as part of the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom schools reading-enrichment programme. I have signed with a major publisher to write my first auto-biographical book which will be published within the next year.
I am newly married to a beautiful Paraguayan woman, Paola Moore (formerly Paola Miranda-Cardozo). My research interests involve Paraguay and issues related to education and wealth distribution. I am looking forward to combining my life experiences and training in Latin American studies to work in Public Policy in the United States in the near future.