Tom Shakely serves as Chief Engagement Officer at Americans United for Life, a global human rights leader advancing the human right to life in culture, law, and policy.

Tom has more than eight years of executive experience as a human rights advocate. He is also a Research Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, which strives to awaken the conscience on the relationship between human rights and responsibilities.

An eighth-generation Pennsylvanian, Tom is president of the Mount Nittany Conservancy and author of Conserving Mount Nittany: A Dynamic Environmentalism, which tells the story of Central Pennsylvania’s most remarkable mountain and its role in fostering Happy Valley’s spirit of place. Tom is also a life member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Penn State Alumni Association, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. As a long-distance runner, he has completed seven marathons.

Tom holds a B.A. in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Bioethics from the University of Mary, and M.A. in Human Rights from The Catholic University of America. Tom has appeared on Fox & Friends and EWTN Pro-Life Weekly and written for Newsweek, The American Conservative, National Catholic Register, National Review, HuffPost, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other nationally recognized media.

Tom lives in Washington, DC with his wife and son.