Hiatt Allen

Senior Advisor, Board Secretary, & Co-Founder

A native of Lexington, Hiatt co-founded the team as a junior in high school, drawn to the idea that students should have a say in their learning.

Bio

Hiatt (he/him) has served KSVT in many capacities over the past ten years. As Associate Student Director, he helped lead the Powerball Promise campaign which successfully restored $14 million for need-based college scholarships in Kentucky. Hiatt also was the Publishing Editor of Ready or Not, the Co-Director of the March For Our Lives KY Teach-In & Rally in Frankfort, and a contributor to and editor of several KSVT policy and research reports. When KSVT became independent, Hiatt worked as the Operations Partner for two years and now serves as a Senior Advisor, member of the Board of Directors, and Secretary.

Hiatt graduated from American University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and politics. Since 2018, he has been studying at the University of Chicago for a Master of Divinity & Master of Public Policy. He is working towards being an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Hiatt’s work has been driven by the belief that young people are one of the most important parts of our community. Through working with children and youth at Disciples youth groups, vacation bible schools, and camps, or through his many facets of work at the Kentucky Student Voice Team, Hiatt focuses on empowering youth to be leaders today.


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