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Julia Westwick
Trinity University Chapter Chair
Julia Westwick is a junior majoring in Economics and Public Policy at Trinity University. She is excited to lead such a wonderful group of peers in her position as Chairman. Throughout her first two years of college she served as YCT Trinity’s Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice Chairman. She also was an active volunteer on the Chip Roy for Congress campaign, interned for Congressman Don Young of Alaska, and interned in the Center for Innovation in Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation where she developed an enthusiasm for advancing freedom in education. She writes for her local conservative publication The Tower and is an active member of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

She moved from Alaska to Texas as a young teenager and has come to love Texas for its culture which values freedom, enterprise, accountability, and personal virtue.Julia is passionate about promoting conservative values in Texas at a time when our economic and personal liberties are under threat. In her free time, Julia is singing or reading political philosophy.
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Lillian Analise Bonin
University of Texas Chapter Chair
Lillian is a senior Government major at UT Austin, Chairman of the YCT-UT chapter, and Communications Director on stateboard. She has been involved with YCT since her first day of college and is excited to continue helping out as long as they’ll keep her around! She’s spent the past year managing communications and social media at the UT chapter to tremendous success and loves putting creativity and energy into our publicity and image!
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Nick Ciggelakis
Texas A&M Chapter Chair
Nick Ciggelakis is a junior Political Science and History major at Texas A&M. In 2016, Nick became the youngest person in Texas history to ever serve as a member of the electoral college. At Texas A&M, Nick has worked on encouraging students to be civically informed and able to participate in grassroots activities in Brazos County. In his spare time, Nick enjoys reading, writing and photography.
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Nick Davis
Texas Wesleyan Chapter Chair
A native of Texas, Mr. Nicholas Davis is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Texas Wesleyan University. Mr. Davis has received various awards and honors, the pinnacle of these being awarded the Hatton Sumners Scholarship in the Spring of 2017. Mr. Davis aspires to promote civic duty through constituent service to the campus and Greater Fort Worth community. Besides his community service, Mr. Davis is also an active student on campus participating in various interscholastic Texas Wesleyan teams and on-campus organizations such as Student Veterans Organization and Model United Nations. He founded the Texas Wesleyan University chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas and currently serves on the state board as the State Secretary.
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Skyler Wachsmann
Texas Tech University Chapter Chair
Skyler is a personal financial planning major and political science minor at Texas Tech University. After graduating, he hopes to become a Certified Financial Planner and improve financial literacy among young people. Born and raised in Waco, Texas, he is a big fan of Texas country music, especially Willie Nelson. Inspired by Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign, he has become passionate about spreading the message of liberty at Texas Tech and in West Texas. Since 2017, he has taken an active role as an officer in YCT and wants to strengthen the chapter as its chairman.
Miguel Hernandez
Lone Star College Chapter Chair
Born and Raised in Houston, Texas Miguel Hernandez III is a graduate of Langham Creek High School. He is currently completing his associates degree and plans to transfer to a 4 year university in the fall of 2020. Miguel has been a dedicated member of YCT since Fall 2018 and was recently named Chapter Chairman at the end of the spring semester. His main goal is chairman is to spread the conservative message on campus to people all over the political spectrum.
Stefan Fitting
Baylor University Chapter Chair
Stefan Fitting has been a proud Wacoan his entire life, and now presides over the Baylor Chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas. He is a University Scholar major, with concentrations in Political Science, History, and Japanese. An active member of YCT since 2016, he began his chairmanship in 2018. His hopes for Baylor YCT include fighting for the rights of the unborn and reminding Baylor of its Christian commitment. Stefan enjoys disc golfing, gaming, and talking about politics.
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Sebastian Quaid
Texas State Chapter Chair
Sebastian Quaid is a Texas State University fifth year senior, as is tradition. Mr. Quaid is a Political Science major with a minor in Journalism and intends to attend law school in the fall of 2020. Growing up with a high-ranking military officer as a father, he is no stranger to politics and the “behind the scenes” of the political world. His first major political action was running a student election for the 2008 elections in his elementary school. He currently devotes all of his working time between his academics and the Young Conservatives of Texas. After law school, he hopes to work as a lawyer for a few years before running for an office. In his free time, Sebastian is a member of various other organizations from religious to social and enjoys spending time with his family and friends at the river or around town. Sebastian never stops moving and has an insatiable hunger for what’s next.
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Peter Seferian
Saint Edwards Chapter Chair
Peter Seferian is a sophomore philosophy major at St. Edwards University. He has interned at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and has been published in The Objective Standard magazine. One of his long term goals is to help conservatives retake the culture from leftist Hollywood. He is currently working on a novel and several screenplays that push conservative ideals. He would also like to be able to influence the gaming industry as well.
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Tyler Tonko
Texas A&M Commerce Chapter Chair
Tyler Tonko is the chapter chair for YCT at Texas A&M University- Commerce. He comes from a military family, and has lived in 7 places in the south, north, east and west coasts. He graduated from Minot High School in Minot, North Dakota in 2017. Even though he's not a native Texan, Tyler is sincere in the belief that Texas reflects the best America can offer.

Tyler studies biology, with a pre-med focus, and hopes to someday practice medicine in the military. Currently, Tyler works in a research lab that studies Cellular reprogramming, as well having experience in researching Clinical Fatigue for Cancer patients undergoing Radiation Therapy .

In his free time, Tyler likes to rock climb, camp, and attend underground punk rock concerts.
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Juliana Peceli
University of the Incarnate Word
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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Travis Fortune
Austin College Chapter Chair
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I am a rising senior at Austin College who competes on the tennis team. I’m double majoring in history and political science, and I plan to attend law school after I graduate. I support my hometown UTEP Miners men’s basketball team almost religiously. My favorite film is The Wolf of Wall Street, and I’m a hip-hop fiend who loves to listen to Gang Starr. My hobbies include video games, watching political videos on YouTube, and eating Taco Bell.
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Aunjelle Irlbeck
Midwestern State University
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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Alexandra Carr
Lamar University
Alexandra Carr is a Sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at Lamar University. She is a native Texan raised in Magnolia, Texas from a military family. She is a 9th Generation Texan, with family roots dating back to the early 1770’s and a proud member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She spends most of her time working on her studies or for The Young Conservatives of Texas. But in her free time she enjoys riding her horses, spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her dog Max, and using her 2nd amendment rights at the gun range with her father.
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Jackson Page
LeTourneau University Chapter Chair
Jackson Page is a junior Welding Engineering student at LeTourneau University. His involvement with the conservative movement includes volunteer work for the campaigns of conservative candidates such as Matt Renoldi and serving as a Page during the 2014 and 2016 Texas State Republican conventions. Seeing the ideological war against conservative principals and wanting to do more about it, Jackson joined YCT and will bring the fight to his University. Jackson Page is also very passionate about the Pro-Life movement and is currently part of the Texas Right to Life fellowship program helping to promote a culture of life on his campus. He was born and raised in Texas, is the 4th of 5 children, and has two amazing parents who raised him to love God, family, and country. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, blacksmithing, basketball, and playing piano and guitar.
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Nate Dunning
University of Mary Hardin Baylor Chapter Chair
Hello, my name is Nate Dunning. I have lived in Fort Worth my whole life, and now attend the University Of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in Belton studying Business Computer Information Systems. My hobbies include; Cooking, Netflix, and Gaming. My main goals for UMHB is to educate people on conservatism and to change people’s minds.
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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
Ethan is a Finance major at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has interest of 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 24 countries and has a very good outlook on foreign policy. 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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Liz Slezak
University of Houston Chapter Chair
Liz is a law student studying taxation at the University of Houston Law Center. Liz is passionate about promoting pro-business, free-market policies and engaging in discourse with others to find common ground in that space. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, and reading.
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Chasen Reynolds
University of Dallas Chapter Chair
Hello, my name is Chasen Reynolds. I am a sophomore Politics and education major at the University of Dallas. I am a native of a small agriculture town in California, I am on the lacrosse team, and a member of the Society of Saint Joseph. I hope to teach high school history to help kids understand the importance of truly knowing history, or work on education policies to better our education system in the U.S. I enjoy researching and learning the ropes of ranching and cattle driving, as I hope to own my own cattle ranch with my family one day.
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Johnny Uribe
Sam Houston State University Chapter Chair
Johnny was born on February 2, 1999, and raised in Houston, Texas where he graduated from Langham Creek High School in 2017. He is currently majoring in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University and is set to graduate in 2023. Johnny plans to become an attorney. Johnny really enjoys Texas culture such as BBQing on a cool Saturday night to some 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 Mexican music. Eat Em’ Up Kats!