Meet Our Board

Natalie Davenport

  • Position: Executive Director
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Theatre
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Fun fact: I’m related to President Andrew Jackson.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “We worry so much about what youth will become tomorrow, that we forget they are someone today. They are not only the leaders of tomorrow; they are also the leaders of today.” – Stacia Tauscher


Briggs DeLoach

  • Position: Executive Director of Delegates
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Political Science and History with a Business minor
  • Hometown: Columbus, GA
  • Fun Fact: I am a giraffe aficionado!
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank


Vincent-Immanuel Herr

  • Position: Executive Director of Speakers
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: History and Sociology/Anthropology
  • Hometown: Berlin, Germany
  • Fun fact: I love rain much more than sunshine.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “The fate of every people and every nation is dependent on the people under the age of 25.” – Translation from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Owen Loose

  • Position: Executive Director of Publications and Promotions
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Elementary Education and English Literature
  • Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Fun fact: I hiccup at least once every single day!
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “Guard your light and protect it. Move it forward into the world and be confident that if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow.” – Hafsat Abiola

Shelby Tisinai

  • Position: Director of Operations
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Biology
  • Hometown: Boulder, CO
  • Fun fact: I have an African Dwarf frog named Reginald (Reggie for short!!!)
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “Working hard is important, but there’s something that matters even more; believing in yourself. Think of it this way; every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what we are now: students. If they can do it, why not us?” –Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Brie Mayer

  • Position: Financial Director
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Math
  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Fun fact: I spent this last summer working as a camp counselor for high school students.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Anonymous


Meredith Clark

  • Position: Director of Speakers
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Business Administration and Studio Art
  • Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
  • Fun fact: My hometown is the start of the Boston Marathon.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Julianna Mangelsdorf

  • Position: Director of Speakers
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Global Perspectives and Sociology/Anthropology
  • Hometown: Palmer, AK
  • Fun fact: My cat has seven toes.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “Beloved children, the world has need of you, – and more as children than as men and women: it needs your innocence, unselfishness, faithful affection, and uncontaminated lives.” – Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellanious Writings 110:4

Jewelle Matheny

  • Position: Director of Speakers
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Environmental Studies with minors in Spanish and Sociology/Anthropology
  • Hometown: Durham, NH
  • Fun fact: I used to have a job as a goat walker and trainer.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “Tonight / We are young / So let’s set the world on fire / We can burn brighter / Than the sun” – Lyrics from Fun


Jessica Jordao 

  • Position: Co-Director of On-Campus
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Business Administration and Fine Arts
  • Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Fun fact: I use the word “chiki chiki” when I can’t think of the word I want to say in English. Even though it doesn’t mean anything, it can mean everything! Funny thing is that people always understand what I mean when I use it.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

Sarah Howard

  • Position: Co-Director of Off-Campus Delegates
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Art with a minor in Education
  • Hometown: Falconer, NY
  • Fun fact: I laugh at actually everything.


Sam Nickell

  • Position: Co-Director of Off-Campus Delegates
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Political Science with a double minor in Economics and Asian Studies
  • Hometown: Lexington, KY
  • Fun fact: I love making authentic Neapolitan pizza.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Maximus, Gladiator (the movie)


Abbie Steckler

  • Position: Director of Video Production
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Film
  • Hometown: Norwalk, CT
  • Fun fact: I love mint chip ice cream!
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” – J. R. R. Tolkien


Andrew Parsons

  • Position: Director of Publications and Promotions
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Art
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Fun fact: I’ve taken photos of a girl that was on America’s Next Top Model.
  • Favorite quote about youth empowerment: “We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life. We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose. We cherish our freedoms but long for connection. In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger.” – David G. Myers