McCain Global Leadership Initiatives Intern
Liana Hutton serves as a McCain Global Leadership Initiatives Intern at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. She is a rising senior at Wake Forest University studying sociology, with a concentration in crime and criminal justice, politics and anthropology. Liana is passionate about serving and advocating for populations that have a history of being marginalized and hopes to pursue a career where she can advocate for people's human rights.
Before joining the McCain Institute again this summer, Liana interned for Michigan Justice Advocacy, a social welfare non-profit organization whose mission is to develop meaningful policies, programs and legislation for those affected by crime and incarceration. After that, she interned for the McCain Institute's Leadership Programs in the fall of 2021. Most recently, she interned as a Safe Space Special Projects intern for Housing for Women in London, England. She assisted some of the most marginalized groups in the UK -- trafficked women, women leaving prison, women with complex needs -- who needed housing and other gender-specific services this organization provides. In addition, she is involved in Alpha Phi Omega, the National Co-Ed Service Fraternity at her university, Best Buddies, Survivor's Best Friend and more.
Liana is from Hilton Head, S.C., and enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family in her free time. She is looking forward to contributing to the McCain Global Leaders Program again this summer.