Caylin Louis Moore is a burgeoning thought leader, seeking to reform the way we think about and respond to gang membership, education, and urban poverty. He is the author of A Dream Too Big: The Story of An Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford. His against-all-odds journey from the cruel poverty of a gang-ridden Los Angeles community to becoming a Rhodes Scholar is detailed in his acclaimed book, A Dream Too Big. His work has been featured by Good Morning America, Sirius XM Radio, ABC News, NBC LA, Home and Family, Hallmark Channel, and GoalCast amongst other media outlets. His book was named a Good Morning America Anchor’s Favorite Books of 2019 and an Amazon Bestseller in Sociology of Urban Areas.
Caylin is a doctoral candidate in Stanford's sociology department and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He is broadly interested in urban sociology, policy, social control, crime and policing, gentrification, and social networks. Caylin (pronounced Ky-Lin) holds an M.Sc. in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a 2017 Rhodes Scholar. He received his B.S. in Economics from Texas Christian University in 2017.
Caylin has garnered much praise for his keynote speaking abilities and his gift of storytelling.
As a testimony to his power to communicate through writing, notable figures have praised A Dream Too Big.
#1 New York Times Best-selling author Ron Hall called his book "an inspiring tale that should be mandatory reading for every student, parent, and anyone else interested in the success of those who will shape and define our future."
New York Times Best-selling author Wes Moore said, “Caylin’s story is not just inspirational, it is instructional.”
Emmy-Award Winning Anchor of Good Morning America and Pro-Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan said, "What an inspiring story. How he was able to use his wits and his smarts to stay out of trouble and to excel in life... I thought that this book needed to be put out there in the forefront because you can never have a dream too big to accomplish.” Caylin’s story proves that there is no such thing as a dream too big.