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.
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.
Juan Almengor is a Colombian who immigrated to the United States at the age of three, and was raised in Pearland, TX in a conservative Christian household, and has been raised to not take his freedom and rights for granted. In 2013 He became a United States Citizen. Juan is currently in his sophomore year at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Majoring in both Economics and Finance with a goal to attend law school. As the Chapter Chair for UMHB, He aims to expand the conservative wave and to educate on current political issues and policies. Juan was the former Communications Director for the UMHB chapter.
Ellis Jacoby is a Houston native, and serves as the chairman of Trinity University YCT. He is a class of 2024 political science and international studies double major minoring in German. He was homeschooled his entire life until entering college, and developed a deep appreciation for traditional values, decentralized and limited government, and the US Constitution. He hopes to promote conservative ideas on his campus and help get more conservatives elected into office. In his free time, he enjoys rooting for the Houston Astros and reading.
Emanuel Martinez was born on October 19th, 1996. The 5th of 6 boys he was always taught the value of hard work and determination. From a young age Emanuel or “Manny” as he is better known always displayed his passion for public service. He attended Vanguard Academy Charter School in his elementary school years. He then attended STISD South Texas Preparatory Academy for Middle School and High School where he graduated from Business Education Technology Academy BETA. At BETA he helped establish the international gamers Guild club and was the founding president of the Science Club. He is currently attending South Texas College where he has acquired his Associate's degree in Business Administration. He is currently working on his bachelor's degree in Technology Management. He has held a variety of leadership roles in his academic career, all ranging from President to board member of the various Student organizations. Some of these organizations are Business Professionals of America, God 1st Club, Turning Point USA @ STC, College Republicans Club, National Society for Leadership and Success, and a variety more that he has helped establish on campus. His goal as chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas Club here at STC is to bring the conservative message to the student community of STC.
Kenzie Gardner grew up in Florida and Missouri, but now gets to call Texas her home. She is majoring in Animal Science, Animal Production with a minor in Spanish. She is proud to be the Chapter Chair for Texas Tech and hopes to spread the conservative message through leadership, activism, and education.
Kelly Owen grew up on a ranch in California but has moved to Texas to pursue a degree in Nursing with a minor in physics. Appointed to chapter chair her freshman year to a relatively new chapter, Kelly hopes to continue to grow her chapter through interacting with as many students on campus as possible. Being a conservative from California, Kelly knows how to back up her beliefs and hopefully with the help of her chapter, promote the conservative ideology to the students of TCU and beyond.
Richard is currently a sophomore at Austin College where he serves as the chairman for the YCT-Austin College Chapter. He is a class of 2025 Political Science major with a minor in Classics and is working hard to reorganize and revitalize the interest in conservative ideals on the Austin College campus. He also serves as a class representative for the Austin College Student Assembly and as the treasurer for the Austin College Pre Law Society. Richard is from Naples Texas where he attended Paul H Pewitt HS. Richard is an advocate for the American Legion and the Boy’s State Program and volunteers as a counselor every summer. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, piano, violin, and video games.
Daniel is a Political Science and History Major attending Baylor University. Daniel wasn’t politically conscious until about 7th grade when the 2016 election was occurring. This - combined with online influences that he had interacted with - broke the left leaning shell that his family had guided him to. In high school, Daniel was very politically involved and in the 2020 election season could often be found in his local Republican headquarters. Daniel hopes to bring Christ’s teachings back to the world’s largest Baptist university, combatting the university’s history revisionism, concessions to non-traditional romantic relationships, and progressive administrators.
Jacob Gaines is a senior at the University of Texas at Dallas. He studies 3D Animation and is currently working to fully establish a YCT chapter at his school. He is a Christian whose values heavily influence how he views politics. Conservative values are really the only political values that even come close to matching Biblical values.
Luke Posegate is a Junior studying Economics with a concentration in Legal Studies at the University of Dallas. Luke was a co-founder of the UD Young Conservatives of Texas chapter and serves as its second chairman. He is currently a policy research intern with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. In the summer of 2022, Luke interned with the Heritage Foundation as a member of the Young Leaders Program. Today he is an economics intern at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the politics editor for the Crusader Standard, the conservative newspaper at UD. Luke also serves on the executive board for the Pre-Law Society and as a class senator in Student Government. Luke hopes to energize the conservative student body at the University of Dallas to increase their participation in DFW politics and to encourage discussions on the importance of faith in politics.
University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley Chair
Texas A&M Chapter Chair