John McCarthy is an advocate for youth engagement in the political process. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, the only official university of the Church in the United States where he studied politics and theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Future Civic Leaders, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that works to bridge the civic education gap in low-income communities. In 2012, he served as a young national co-chair of Catholics for Obama. He is a frequent speaker on the intersection of faith and politics and has been featured on or quoted by "Fox and Friends," The Washington Post, NPR, The Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live, Inside Higher Education, the Chronicle on Higher Education and Canada TV.