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Meet the Generals of our front-line.



Head of Legal Department : Shaundra Scott 

Recent Campaign: #powertopuertorico 

Shaundra Young Scott is the Executive Director of the ACLU of South Carolina and the ACLU of South Carolina Foundation.  She assumed the position in February 2016. Shaundra leads the staff of the statewide affiliate, overseeing the work of public education, advocacy, and litigation to advance the civil liberties of all people in South Carolina. In her previous position, she was employed by South Carolina Legal Services as a Supervising Attorney of the Migrant Division.  In this capacity, she represented migrant and seasonal farmworkers in State and Federal Court with complex legal issues.  Proficient in oral and written Spanish, Ms. Scott received additional language training at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico and at the Fenix Language Institute in Mexico. Shaundra is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.


Head of Education : Willis Christina Tant

Recent Campaign:  Johns Island Water Protection / #powertopuertorico 

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South Carolina aquarium

Head of Conservation : Kelly Thorvalson

Recent Campaign: Mosquito Beach Litter Sweep

Kelly Thorvalson, a native of Georgetown, SC, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston and started working with the South Carolina Aquarium in 1999, the year before it opened. In 2000, she helped with the first sea turtles admitted by the Aquarium in need of rehabilitation and in 2002, took responsibility of the program. In addition to managing the day to day operations in the Sea Turtle Hospital, Kelly works closely with the state and federal agencies and presents at national and international conferences annually. She has greatly expanded the Sea Turtle Rescue Program to include educational tours as well as outreach into the community and into South Carolina schools, helping students to recognize the pressures that sea turtles face in our oceans. Kelly received a 2010 Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina for Environmental Education and works with television and print media on a regular basis. Some highlights of her public relations experience include being featured on Animal Planet’s Backyard Habitat, BBC’s Blue Peter and a one-hour SCETV documentary, Carolina Stories: The Turtle Ladies of Charleston County.