2020 Thirty Under 30: Clint Carlisle

Clint sets himself apart from his peers by being a dedicated brother, leader, and advocate for others. He is a member of the Theta Phi chapter at Louisiana Tech University. As an undergraduate member he served as archon and received the Fraternity’s Phillip M. Summers Student of the Year Award. His dedication to the fraternity continued after graduation as he worked as a Leadership Consultant and after that as the Coordinator of Expansion. After two years on staff at the National Office, he earned his master’s degree at Columbia University in Higher Education Policy and Administration. He worked in the higher education field briefly, including working for Cambridge University (UK) and Pace University. Since then he decided to go back to school at Brooklyn Law School and earned his law degree. During law school, he worked in the LGBT Advocacy Clinic and represented an LGBT asylum seeker from Honduras in immigration court. He is most proud that he passionately and successfully argued his client’s case before an immigration judge resulting in his client being granted asylum after the case had been pending for 10 years. He educates and supports LGBTQ people in his community by creating a “Know Your Rights” workshop, providing legal and non-legal ways for addressing instances of discrimination. He volunteers with the Rainbow Heights Club which is an organization that provides support to LGBTQ people with disabilities. Since becoming a member and being on National Staff, he credits the fraternity with helping him approach everything in life with a heightened sense of compassion, as he does today, and he continues to reap the benefits of brotherhood during every chapter of his life.