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Aunjelle Irlbeck
Midwestern State University Chapter Chair
Hello, my name is AunJelle Maree Irlbeck. I’m starting my sophomore year at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. I’m majoring in history and minoring in English. I like cold climates, thunderstorms, gardening, writing, interior design, cooking, history, apologetics, and ceramics.I watch Stranger Things, The Office, and Doctor Who. I am excited to start a chapter of YCT on my campus. I know we can be a force for good.
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Nate Dunning
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Chapter Chair
Nate Dunning is a computer information systems and finance student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He joined YCT to help increase the conservative values among the people in the UMHB community. Nate Is a leader of multiple organizations in his UMHB community with ranging topics such as politics, religion, and finance. His goal in YCT is to be able to serve his community and change people's minds on campus.
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Kelly Neidert
University of North Texas Chapter Chair
Hello, my name is Kelly Neidert. This will be my first year at UNT and I'm coming in as a sophomore. I'm an operations and supply chain management major. Some of my hobbies include home decor shopping, rewatching the office on Netflix, golfing, and hanging out with friends. I am looking forward to YCT being at UNT and I hope that it will allow for more representation of conservative-minded people in a place that doesn't have much
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Ethan Holland
University of Texas at Arlington Chapter Chair
Ethan is a Finance major at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has an interest in pursuing theology once completing Finance, and then entering the professional world as a lobbyist or an Executive in the business world. He is a youth leader at his church, as well as the outreach leader, on the music team, and any other needed responsibilities at the church. He has been to 27 countries and has a very good outlook on foreign policy. He’s attended a couple of training sessions at the Leadership Institute, AIPAC, and various others. He’s also one of the co-hosts of the podcast, “Saving the Republic”, and he is the Chapter Chairman at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Johnny Uribe
Sam Houston State University Chapter Chair
Johnny L. Uribe is a Mexican-American conservative who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is currently majoring in Criminal Justice with minors in Political Science, Spanish, and Military Science/Army ROTC at Sam Houston State University and is set to graduate in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Johnny plans to become an Army Officer then an attorney with hopes of getting elected into political office.

Johnny really enjoys Texas culture such as BBQing on a cool Saturday night to some Jay Perez, Ram Herrera, Grupo Mazz, Cody Johnson, and George Strait! In his downtime, Johnny enjoys watching football and Astros baseball as well as listening to music such as Texas Country.

Johnny also enjoys singing karaoke, primarily country, and old school Tejano music. Eat Em’ Up Kats!
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Wyatt Hill
Austin College Chapter Co-Chair
A native of Dallas, Wyatt Hill graduated from Highland Park High School in 2017 and is currently a senior majoring in History and Political Science at Austin College. A dedicated student with aspirations of earning a Ph.D. in Political Science, Wyatt is also a passionate outdoorsman and may often be found fishing atop his kayak in the evenings after class. He also enjoys traveling to new areas, having spent extensive time in Tanzania, Scotland, and New Mexico in the past two years. As co-chair, Wyatt’s goal is to break negative stereotypes by demonstrating the intellectual foundations of conservatism and advancing conservative solutions to modern problems.
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Erik Cabrera
Austin College Chapter Co-Chair
California born but Texas raised, Erik Cabrera is a junior at Austin College studying International Finance & economics and Chinese. He understands that the second most important thing to being a Texas, after loving Whataburger is good ol' Texas values. He is also a competitor at in Mock Trial at the collegiate level. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, and camping with his friends as well as photography. His favorite memories have been hiking at Garner State Park in Concan TX, and camping in the Caprock Canyons of Briscoe County.
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Cristian Cavazos
Texas State University Chapter Chair
Born in Mission,Texas but I spent the majority of my life in Bay City, Texas where I graduated from Bay City High School. A political science major with a minor in History at Texas State University. Promoted to chapter chairman in the Spring of 2020, as chairman I hope to help people understand the conservative message through interacting with the student body at Texas State as much as possible
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Nathan Darsch
Trinity University Chapter Chair
Nathan, a southern California native, is a junior at Trinity University majoring in business management and political science, and minoring in history. Nathan believes that the best way to help the American people is with polices that emphasize freedom, opportunity and choice. Nathan has grown to love the people and values of Texas (and Whataburger) and wishes to see the things that make Texas great thrive in not only Texas but the rest of the United States as well. As chapter chair, Nathan hopes to grow YCT even larger at Trinity and to help local candidates get elected in and around San Antonio. In his free time, Nathan enjoys reading and playing strategy based video games.
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Jade Kirkpatrick
West Texas A&M University Chapter Chair
Jade was born and raised in Amarillo. She graduated high school with her associates from Amarillo College and a Bible College degree from Supernatural Ministries Training Institute, a remote bible college offered by Accelerate church. She is now a rising junior and Rodgers LEAD Scholar at WTU and will be majoring in political science. Jade has worked with Christians United for Israel, Chris Ekstrom’s congressional campaign and is excited to help start YCT at WTU. In her free time she enjoys serving at her local church, coaching kids in volleyball, painting and reading a good book.
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Aaron Mchone
Tarleton State University Chapter Chair
My names Aaron Mchone. I’m excited to be the chapter chair at Tarleton University. I am studying law and business administration and hope to do Criminal defense and pursue that into politics or lobbying I am an airborne infantryman in the national guard. I have played college baseball and rode bulls professionally.
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Court Putnam
Texas Christian University Chapter Chair
Court Putnam is a Fort Worth native and a sophomore finance major at TCU. As a staunch fiscal conservative, Court believes in the free market and a small decentralized government. Court is also a musician and plays the drums, guitar, and keyboard in his free time. He plans to get the TCU student body more actively involved in Texas politics, and he wants to increase youth awareness of conservative candidates.
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Jacob Feagley
Texas A&M Commerce Chapter Chair
My name's Jacob Feagley, and I'm a college Sophomore currently studying Finance. I am chapter chair of YCT at TAMUC. My most important political issues are the Second Amendment and government overreach.
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Selene Nanez
University of Houston-Downtown Chapter Chair
I am a senior at the University of Houston-Downtown majoring in Biology with concentration in microbiology. In my spare time I like to crochet, bike ride, read, watch sci-fi shows, and listen to crime podcasts. I have always leaned toward conservative values because of my upbringing and faith. I was inspired to start a chapter in hopes of bringing awareness to my peers. Nowadays, college campuses seem to push liberal agendas that are detrimental to the foundations of this country. More importantly, young people don't know our history. I hope to engage in meaningful and respectful conversations and change false narratives.
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Joshua Medeiros
Saint Edwards Chapter Chair
Joshua Medeiros is a current Junior at St. Edwards University in Austin Texas and is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He was raised in a conservative Christian household in the San Francisco Bay, and his conservative upbringing has stuck with him to this day. From very early on in his life he remembers hearing the local conservative talk radio station KSFO and on-air personalities like Mark Lavin, Rush Limbaugh, and Shaun Hannity. During High School, he decided he needed to get out of California and set his sights on the state of Texas. Since arriving he has fallen in love with the state of Texas and more importantly her values and way of life. Joshua, in his downtime, enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and working on side projects.
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Mike Moore
University of Houston Chapter Chair
Mike Moore is the Chapter Chair for the Young Conservatives of Texas at the University of Houston. In this role, he supports conservative officials in the surrounding community and works to build a network of students that believe in limited government and American exceptionalism.

Prior to this role, he served as a Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute. In this capacity, Mike traveled to college campuses across the country and provided resources to conservative student leaders. He worked with various partner organizations in the movement to create a coalition of effective activists. Mike got his start in politics with an internship at the Congressional Leadership Fund’s TX-23 Field Office. During his time as the Deputy Field Director, he helped recruit and retain volunteers to support a field effort that tallied over 400,000 door-to-door and 750,000 phone contacts. His efforts contributed to Congressman Will Hurd’s 2018 midterm election victory in a district that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.

Mike is currently a 1L at the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to his pursuit of a law degree, he earned a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Kalie Stewart
Oklahoma State University Chapter Chair
My name is Kalie Stewart, I was born in Oklahoma but I've moved all over the United States as a child. Most of my childhood was spent in Connecticut and the backwoods of New York. When I was 19 I packed my bags and made my way back to Oklahoma. I graduated from Northern Oklahoma College with my associates degree in business administration and then transferred to Oklahoma State University to major in accounting. I will graduate from Oklahoma State in the spring of 2021. When I'm not hanging out with my friends and family, or studying for my classes, you can find me curled up with a book. I am a very passionate person especially when it comes to politics and my country and I work hard for what I believe is right.
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Brandon Vincitore
Southern Methodist University Chapter Chair
Brandon was born and raised in Houston, Texas where he graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 2019. He is now a sophomore at Southern Methodist University majoring in Computer Science and Data Science with a minor in Business Administration. He is looking forward to starting the SMU chapter of YCT and promoting conservative principles on campus. In his free time, Brandon likes to work on earning his private pilot licenses and playing simulation and strategy-based video games.
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Alex Vargas
University of Texas Chapter Chair
Alex Vargas is a Houston area native and a senior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Mechanical Engineering. At a place as unfriendly to conservatives as UT Austin, he understands the importance to maintain and grow a strong, moral, conservative presence on campus. He has been interested in fighting for conservative values since the presidential election of 2012. Since then, his views have been shaped and molded by his Catholic faith and his trust in the Constitution. In his free time, he can be found fishing, working on vehicles, and competing for the UT Trap and Skeet Team.
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Ryan Poe
University of Texas at Dallas Chapter Chair
Ryan Poe, born and raised in Texas, is currently a junior at UTD studying electrical engineering. His interest in government and politics started in his high school government class, after learning about the foundational ideas behind the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Ryan started a chapter at UTD to bring a strong and vocal conservative voice onto the UTD campus. In his free time, you can find Ryan sitting down and playing board games with friends.
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Megan Harris
Baylor University Chapter Chair
Megan Harris, an Arkansas native, is a Political Science major with minors in Religion and Public Relations at Baylor University. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and traveling. Megan’s interest in politics was sparked by the 2016 election and had been growing ever since. Being a strong conservative, she believes in promoting religious morality and traditional values. Megan is looking forward to growing the conservative community on campus in her time serving YCT at Baylor.
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Evan Santos
University of the Incarnate Word Chapter Chair
Evan Santos was born in California, but with God’s grace, he was raised in Texas. He’s a Sport Management Major at the University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, TX. Evan’s a devoted Christian who loves this country almost as much as he loves his family. You’ll often find him on a basketball court handing out buckets or at the park walking his dog. Evan is stoked to share the word of God and the conservative message with the community at UIW.
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Declan Steinke
LeTourneau University Chapter Chair
My name is Declan Steinke, and I am a Professional Flight and Aviation Maintenance major at LeTourneau University. I am fairly new to active politics, but not to Conservatism. I was raised in a Christian home and conservative values were taught to me at a young age. When I was 16, the tragic Parkland shooting occurred. After hearing every talking head in media call for gun control, I started my search for a different point of view. This led me to Ben Shapiro and began my journey into conservative philosophy. In 2019, I helped a friend start the YCT LeTourneau chapter. YCT strives to build an active base of real conservatives. I believe YCT is one of the most important organizations a campus can have, and I want to continue the work we are doing on campus and in the community around us.
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Clay Grossman
Texas Tech University Chapter Chair
Clay Grossman is from Houston and currently serves as the chapter chair for Texas Tech YCT. Previously, Clay served as the chapter Vice Chairman. Clay worked as a summer intern for McShane LLC in Nevada, a multistate political consulting firm, and is hoping to work on campaigns after graduating next Spring. His proudest accomplishment is leading doorknocking efforts for the Lubbock Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn movement, which helped abolish abortion in the Hub City. Outside of politics, Clay enjoys hiking, playing poker with his friends, and watching Texas Tech football.
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Sayers Collins
East Texas Baptist University Chapter Chair
Sayers Collins a currently attending East Texas Baptist University and majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. He is a pitcher on the baseball team going into his junior year at ETBU. Sayers intends to use his faith to lead him into a government position to help others and spread conservative principles.
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Andy Armato
University of Dallas Chapter Chair
Andy Armato is the chairman for the YTC-University of Dallas chapter. Andy is a Class of 2024 business major. In his free time Andy enjoys reading political philosophy, making coffee, and going camping. Andy grew up with University of Dallas in his back yard and got to hang around the students of the campus as he was maturing in his political ideals and personal morals. Andy and the UD chapter have hopes of transforming the political scene in Irving and the surrounding metroplex of DFW, as well as educating students on the benefits to society of conservatism and capitalism.
Sam Carroll
Texas A&M University Chapter Chair
Trace Washburn
Stephen F Austin Chapter Chair