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Juliana Peceli
University of the Incarnate Word Chapter Chair
Juliana Peceli is a senior at the University of the Incarnate Word studying political science, criminal justice, communication arts, and business administration. She currently serves as chapter chairman for the UIW chapter. She is also a member of the Division 1 NCAA fencing team at UIW.
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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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David Aguilar
Stephen F Austin Chapter Chair
David currently lives in Carthage, Texas since leaving New Orleans, LA and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Longview, Texas. He is a sophomore at Stephen F. Austin State University where he is majoring in History. He is the President of the SFA YCT organization and a devout Roman Catholic. In spare time, he likes to play video games, read historical studies, and he likes to go for walks. He plans to receive both his bachelor's and master's degrees from SFA and to go on to teach History. He is truly enthused and very excited to be leading the YCT at SFA.
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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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Matthew Mikulenka
Texas A&M University Chapter Chair
A Central Texas native, Matthew has been a staunch Conservative, when his second grade teacher found it pertinent to brainwash second-graders that Barack Obama needs to be elected for a multiplicity of reason most memorable a womens "Right to choose" (Murder children). Matthew's beliefs' haven't always been sedentary and are continuously shaped by his Catholic faith: from Matthew being somewhat of a "Common Good" Conservative in his formative years focusing on the Pro-Life issue almost solely, to Matthew being a huge supporter of the Tea Party in 2012 conviencing his parents to vote for Ted Cruz over Daivd Dewhurst, to Matthew stratling the two divides among Conservatives now between the libertarian-conservative faction and Common-good conservative faction with Matthew still leaning 70-30 towards the more libertarian oreineted conservatives. A graduate of Jack C. Hays High School in 2018 Matthew packed his bags and got out of the dreadful area known as "longhorn country" (ssssss) and moved to the beautiful Aggieland to attend Texas A&M University and is currently a Junior (A A A WHOOP) pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Economics. Matthew's favorite activities include supporting Chip Roy and his congressional candidacy, being outdoors hunting/fishing or playing Golf, Matthew also enjoys learning about Economics and Law and how the two coincide.
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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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Jake Neidert
Baylor University Chapter Chair
I was born and raised in Denison Texas, just north of Dallas. My conservative beliefs have been most influenced by my belief in the Bible and my upbringing in the church. I am currently a junior at Baylor University studying Religion with minors in History and Political Science and plan on attending a Southern Baptist Seminary to prepare myself for ministry. YCT has given me a voice on campus to spread and educate people on the conservative message while facilitating friendship and fellowship with other like-minded conservatives.
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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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Luca Bloch
Texas Tech University Chapter Chair
Luca Bloch is a senior currently pursuing majors in Political Science and Sociology to prepare for a future in environmental and resource law. With a lifelong background in agriculture, Luca is an avid environmentalist who got interested in politics through the events of 2015-2016 and his interest in right wing environmental solutions such as nuclear power and reasonable conservation of natural resources. In 2018, he spent much of the election cycle volunteering for many Republican candidates within Texas including Ted Cruz, helping him in his narrow victory against Beto O'Rourke.

In his time away from YCT and politics, Luca spends large portions of time volunteering for his church and hiking in many of Texas’s amazing state parks. He is also writing a fiction series that promotes conservative ideals as well as helping many others in the conservative writing community achieve their goal of publishing a book.
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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.
Noah Landry
Lamar University Chapter Chair
Noah Landry is a fifth-generation Beaumont Texan. He was homeschooled K-12 and the oldest of five siblings. He has held many club and county positions with Texas 4-H, including club president. When not in class or working you can find him practicing archery, swimming, working on cars, or designing his next creation.
Zachary Teague
Texas State Technical College Chapter Chair
Declan Steinke
LeTourneau University Chapter Chair