CURRENT BRAVES


 
Gavin Martin | Fall 2016  Gavin hails from Houston, Texas and studies Aerospace Engineering Honors here at UT. In addition to serving as the former philanthropy chair of Tejas, he has served in a variety of leadership roles on campus: a member of the CMHC’s Student Advisory Committee, a mentor in the Plan II - KIPP Partnership Program, and as a class representative on the LUNAR Council for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. He has also led multiple Air Force and NASA-funded small satellite missions in the Texas Spacecraft Laboratory and has two spacecraft currently in orbit. Off campus, he has spent several summers working for GE Aviation and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His interests include deep space exploration, reading classic sci-fi novels, and watching the Houston Rockets, Astros, and Texans defeat their Dallas counterparts.

Gavin Martin | Fall 2016

Gavin hails from Houston, Texas and studies Aerospace Engineering Honors here at UT. In addition to serving as the former philanthropy chair of Tejas, he has served in a variety of leadership roles on campus: a member of the CMHC’s Student Advisory Committee, a mentor in the Plan II - KIPP Partnership Program, and as a class representative on the LUNAR Council for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. He has also led multiple Air Force and NASA-funded small satellite missions in the Texas Spacecraft Laboratory and has two spacecraft currently in orbit. Off campus, he has spent several summers working for GE Aviation and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His interests include deep space exploration, reading classic sci-fi novels, and watching the Houston Rockets, Astros, and Texans defeat their Dallas counterparts.

Andrew Curran | Fall 2016  Forged in the crucible of northern Dallas suburbia, Drew trekked south to his current residence as an architecture student. Drew occasionally escapes the studio to dabble around campus in the Undergraduate Architecture Student Council, Texas 4000, Camp Texas, Texas Blazers, and the Tejas Club. Outside of the 40 Acres, he dedicates himself to the exploration of the endless food, music, parks, and excitement that the 512 has to offer, most of the time with a group of buds. He spent the past summer interning at an architectural practice back home in Dallas.

Andrew Curran | Fall 2016

Forged in the crucible of northern Dallas suburbia, Drew trekked south to his current residence as an architecture student. Drew occasionally escapes the studio to dabble around campus in the Undergraduate Architecture Student Council, Texas 4000, Camp Texas, Texas Blazers, and the Tejas Club. Outside of the 40 Acres, he dedicates himself to the exploration of the endless food, music, parks, and excitement that the 512 has to offer, most of the time with a group of buds. He spent the past summer interning at an architectural practice back home in Dallas.

Seamus Hawley | Fall 2016  Born under winter winds in the halls of a hospital in Minneapolis, James “Seamus” Hawley found his way from lakes to ranches as he made Texas his new home. A second year Psychology and Pre-med major, Seamus believes in making the most of our precious time on this Earth. To this end, when he’s not working studiously, he can be found climbing various structures, playing basketball, and tickling the ivories on his piano. After college, Seamus plans to take a few years and travel the globe with the goal of pursuing his childhood dream: to catalog and taste every species of ant known to man.

Seamus Hawley | Fall 2016

Born under winter winds in the halls of a hospital in Minneapolis, James “Seamus” Hawley found his way from lakes to ranches as he made Texas his new home. A second year Psychology and Pre-med major, Seamus believes in making the most of our precious time on this Earth. To this end, when he’s not working studiously, he can be found climbing various structures, playing basketball, and tickling the ivories on his piano. After college, Seamus plans to take a few years and travel the globe with the goal of pursuing his childhood dream: to catalog and taste every species of ant known to man.

 
Bijan Breland | Spring 2017  Bijan is a Business Honors and Finance major from Houston, Texas. On campus, Bijan co-founded Texas Alternative Investments and is involved in the Black Business Students Association. In his free time, Bijan enjoys vlogging, learning the art of underwater basket weaving, listening to a wide array of music, and paying visits to the Tejas house from time to time.

Bijan Breland | Spring 2017

Bijan is a Business Honors and Finance major from Houston, Texas. On campus, Bijan co-founded Texas Alternative Investments and is involved in the Black Business Students Association. In his free time, Bijan enjoys vlogging, learning the art of underwater basket weaving, listening to a wide array of music, and paying visits to the Tejas house from time to time.

Daniel Madden | Spring 2017  Daniel is a Business Honors major from Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the Undergraduate Business Council, a Camp Texas Counselor, and the Co-Director of the Students for Texas Athletics Agency in Student Government. A firm believer that baseball is America’s true pastime, you can frequently find him watching the Texas Rangers or satisfying his inner child on the Wiffleball field. Outside of baseball, Daniel enjoys playing pick-up basketball, ultimate frisbee, and golf. A true Texan, Daniel spends a lot of time listening to country music while surviving on a steady diet of Tex-Mex and Barbecue.

Daniel Madden | Spring 2017

Daniel is a Business Honors major from Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the Undergraduate Business Council, a Camp Texas Counselor, and the Co-Director of the Students for Texas Athletics Agency in Student Government. A firm believer that baseball is America’s true pastime, you can frequently find him watching the Texas Rangers or satisfying his inner child on the Wiffleball field. Outside of baseball, Daniel enjoys playing pick-up basketball, ultimate frisbee, and golf. A true Texan, Daniel spends a lot of time listening to country music while surviving on a steady diet of Tex-Mex and Barbecue.

Aneesh Desai | Spring 2017  Aneesh Desai is a junior studying Business Honors and Finance. Born and raised in Austin, he’s always had a passion for exploring cool spots to eat and drink in town and loves to let the good times roll. On campus, he’s involved in Texas Silver Spurs and the Texas Equity Group. In his spare time, Aneesh enjoys listening to music, sinking threes, and reading about emerging technologies.

Aneesh Desai | Spring 2017

Aneesh Desai is a junior studying Business Honors and Finance. Born and raised in Austin, he’s always had a passion for exploring cool spots to eat and drink in town and loves to let the good times roll. On campus, he’s involved in Texas Silver Spurs and the Texas Equity Group. In his spare time, Aneesh enjoys listening to music, sinking threes, and reading about emerging technologies.

 
 
Francis Noble | Spring 2017  Francis is a Chemical Engineering major from Cypress, TX. When he’s not at his bachelor pad or hanging around the house, you can find Francis taking long walks on the beach and reading about climate change at a local Austin coffee shop. One of Francis’s favorite activities is spending time with his pet crawfish, Larry. He is also in charge of teaching fellow braves about financial literacy.

Francis Noble | Spring 2017

Francis is a Chemical Engineering major from Cypress, TX. When he’s not at his bachelor pad or hanging around the house, you can find Francis taking long walks on the beach and reading about climate change at a local Austin coffee shop. One of Francis’s favorite activities is spending time with his pet crawfish, Larry. He is also in charge of teaching fellow braves about financial literacy.

Nolan Burdett | Spring 2017  Eh?

Nolan Burdett | Spring 2017

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Nathan Hwang | Spring 2017  Nathan is a Business Honors and Finance major from Frisco, TX. On the Forty Acres, he’s involved in Texas Equity Group, Student Consulting Initiative, and Mount Nebo. This past summer Nathan studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he fell in love with the city and culture. Nathan loves all things sports and will always find a way to watch his Dallas Cowboys on Sundays and get a quick round of golf in. In his downtime, he enjoys hanging with the boys at house, vibing to his own curated Spotify playlists, and being outdoors.

Nathan Hwang | Spring 2017

Nathan is a Business Honors and Finance major from Frisco, TX. On the Forty Acres, he’s involved in Texas Equity Group, Student Consulting Initiative, and Mount Nebo. This past summer Nathan studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he fell in love with the city and culture. Nathan loves all things sports and will always find a way to watch his Dallas Cowboys on Sundays and get a quick round of golf in. In his downtime, he enjoys hanging with the boys at house, vibing to his own curated Spotify playlists, and being outdoors.

 
Michael Johnston Jr. | Fall 2017  Michael hails from Stafford, Virginia. He’s intellectually curious and is very interested in design. After reading the Harry Potter books in elementary school, Michael dreamed of becoming a wizard when he grew up. He quickly realized that the whole magic thing wasn’t going to work out, but he keeps the passion alive by playing on the University of Texas Quidditch team.

Michael Johnston Jr. | Fall 2017

Michael hails from Stafford, Virginia. He’s intellectually curious and is very interested in design. After reading the Harry Potter books in elementary school, Michael dreamed of becoming a wizard when he grew up. He quickly realized that the whole magic thing wasn’t going to work out, but he keeps the passion alive by playing on the University of Texas Quidditch team.

Adraint Bereal | Fall 2017  Adraint is a Design major with a focus in visuals and product design. When he’s not spending time at Tejas you can either find him on the third floor of the Student Activity Center working on a student led initiative for Student Government or at the Art building in a studio working on a project. In addition to that he is involved in the UT Homecoming committee, Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, the Be Safe Campaign, and the Undergraduate Mentorship Agency. He was born and raised in Waco, Texas and was fortunate enough to get away from Baylor University. In his spare time he enjoys taking pictures, making cool art, and vibing out to Meek Mill or Kanye West.

Adraint Bereal | Fall 2017

Adraint is a Design major with a focus in visuals and product design. When he’s not spending time at Tejas you can either find him on the third floor of the Student Activity Center working on a student led initiative for Student Government or at the Art building in a studio working on a project. In addition to that he is involved in the UT Homecoming committee, Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, the Be Safe Campaign, and the Undergraduate Mentorship Agency. He was born and raised in Waco, Texas and was fortunate enough to get away from Baylor University. In his spare time he enjoys taking pictures, making cool art, and vibing out to Meek Mill or Kanye West.

Neil Patel | Fall 2017  Neil Patel is a senior BHP and Plan II major from Plano, Texas. Ever since his MLB dreams were crushed in a freak tree climbing accident while trying to impress a girl, Neil now devotes his time to researching the intersection of global wealth inequality, terrorist financing networks, and water insecurity. He worked for the Department of State to research the conflict minerals trade in the DRC, and studied abroad for six months in Thailand and for three months studying Swahili in Tanzania as a Critical Language Scholar. On campus, he’s involved in the Undergraduate Business Council, Plan II/KIPP Partnership,and is a Skaaren Climate Fellow. In his free time, you can find him reading magical realism novels, SCUBA diving, befriending the cats on campus, and jamming at the house with the Tejas Club’s own rock band.

Neil Patel | Fall 2017

Neil Patel is a senior BHP and Plan II major from Plano, Texas. Ever since his MLB dreams were crushed in a freak tree climbing accident while trying to impress a girl, Neil now devotes his time to researching the intersection of global wealth inequality, terrorist financing networks, and water insecurity. He worked for the Department of State to research the conflict minerals trade in the DRC, and studied abroad for six months in Thailand and for three months studying Swahili in Tanzania as a Critical Language Scholar. On campus, he’s involved in the Undergraduate Business Council, Plan II/KIPP Partnership,and is a Skaaren Climate Fellow. In his free time, you can find him reading magical realism novels, SCUBA diving, befriending the cats on campus, and jamming at the house with the Tejas Club’s own rock band.

 
Eric Jones | Fall 2017  Eric is a mathematics major from the great city of San Antonio, Texas. He is also obtaining a minor in Business Foundations as he pursues a career as an actuary. Eric has a passion for sports, which is shown through his involvement with the Longhorn Athletic Agency and the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation. When Eric is not watching the Spurs or the Astros, he enjoys playing golf, ping pong, and hanging out with his fellow members of the Tejas Club.

Eric Jones | Fall 2017

Eric is a mathematics major from the great city of San Antonio, Texas. He is also obtaining a minor in Business Foundations as he pursues a career as an actuary. Eric has a passion for sports, which is shown through his involvement with the Longhorn Athletic Agency and the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation. When Eric is not watching the Spurs or the Astros, he enjoys playing golf, ping pong, and hanging out with his fellow members of the Tejas Club.

Henry Youtt | Fall 2017  Henry is an Advertising major from Plano, Texas. As a Dean Scholars Honors and Senior Fellows Honors student at the Moody College of Communication, he recently began the Texas Creative portfolio program within the School of Advertising. Currently, he is a writer for the music section of ORANGE Magazine, the co-director of the ACLU at UT Austin, a graphic designer for Student Government, an outreach committee member of the Communication Council, a mentor for the Longhorn Legislative Aide program, and digital strategy intern for Mana Culture. Creative problem-solving is what he does best and getting to execute a project to perfection is exactly what gets him up in the morning. Today, he’s passionate about championing queer art, practicing radical empathy, and finding the next big pop star.

Henry Youtt | Fall 2017

Henry is an Advertising major from Plano, Texas. As a Dean Scholars Honors and Senior Fellows Honors student at the Moody College of Communication, he recently began the Texas Creative portfolio program within the School of Advertising. Currently, he is a writer for the music section of ORANGE Magazine, the co-director of the ACLU at UT Austin, a graphic designer for Student Government, an outreach committee member of the Communication Council, a mentor for the Longhorn Legislative Aide program, and digital strategy intern for Mana Culture. Creative problem-solving is what he does best and getting to execute a project to perfection is exactly what gets him up in the morning. Today, he’s passionate about championing queer art, practicing radical empathy, and finding the next big pop star.

Camron Goodman | Fall 2017  Camron is a finance major from Cedar Hill, TX and a transfer student from a community college in Dallas, TX. He currently serves as the Student Body President of the University of Texas Student Government. In his professional career, his goal is to ultimately start up his own company and non-profit organization to mentor and provide resources for young people in lower income communities. Outside of Tejas, you can find him serving as the Transfer Student Agency Director in UT Student Government, giving entertaining tours to prospective students as a Student Ambassador, or working at a tech startup company. In his downtime, he enjoys watching and following sports, spending time with his friends, trading foreign currencies, jamming to music, or listening to motivational speakers.

Camron Goodman | Fall 2017

Camron is a finance major from Cedar Hill, TX and a transfer student from a community college in Dallas, TX. He currently serves as the Student Body President of the University of Texas Student Government. In his professional career, his goal is to ultimately start up his own company and non-profit organization to mentor and provide resources for young people in lower income communities. Outside of Tejas, you can find him serving as the Transfer Student Agency Director in UT Student Government, giving entertaining tours to prospective students as a Student Ambassador, or working at a tech startup company. In his downtime, he enjoys watching and following sports, spending time with his friends, trading foreign currencies, jamming to music, or listening to motivational speakers.

 
Anuj Mocherla | Spring 2018  Anuj is a Finance and Government major from Midland, Texas. He is a council member and the Administrative Director for the Student Endowed Centennial Lectureship, an annual event that hosts one speaker each spring. He is also on the Board of Trustees for Texas Student Media, serving as their Secretary. In addition, Anuj is involved in the Undergraduate Mentorship Agency, a Student Government and Graduate Student Assembly program that focuses on widening the perspectives of freshmen through the interaction of graduate students. In his free time, you can find him watching The West Wing, making specialized playlists for people on Spotify, or trying to make the latest meal off of Chef’s Table.

Anuj Mocherla | Spring 2018

Anuj is a Finance and Government major from Midland, Texas. He is a council member and the Administrative Director for the Student Endowed Centennial Lectureship, an annual event that hosts one speaker each spring. He is also on the Board of Trustees for Texas Student Media, serving as their Secretary. In addition, Anuj is involved in the Undergraduate Mentorship Agency, a Student Government and Graduate Student Assembly program that focuses on widening the perspectives of freshmen through the interaction of graduate students. In his free time, you can find him watching The West Wing, making specialized playlists for people on Spotify, or trying to make the latest meal off of Chef’s Table.

Nathan Richard | Spring 2018  Nathan Richard is a third-year Business Honors and Finance major who hails from the faraway land of west Plano. At the University of Texas, he serves as the External Relations Director in the Undergraduate Business Council and is a member of the Silver Spurs. During his time in the club, he has earned the reputation of being a “nail” due to his sharp intellect and tough personality. In his free time, Nathan can be found hucking gainers.

Nathan Richard | Spring 2018

Nathan Richard is a third-year Business Honors and Finance major who hails from the faraway land of west Plano. At the University of Texas, he serves as the External Relations Director in the Undergraduate Business Council and is a member of the Silver Spurs. During his time in the club, he has earned the reputation of being a “nail” due to his sharp intellect and tough personality. In his free time, Nathan can be found hucking gainers.

Will Acheampong | Spring 2018  Will is a junior from Houston, Texas pursuing degrees in Business Honors and Humanities. In addition to Tejas, he works as a peer advisor in the Business Honors Program office, serves as a Texas Blazer, and founded UT’s chapter of Doctors Without Borders. He is a former Brumley Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a recipient of the 2019 Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. Will also won the John L. Adams Scholar of the Year award for all of McCombs. His interests include creating Spotify  playlists , studying foreign policy, and supporting London’s finest club, Chelsea FC.

Will Acheampong | Spring 2018

Will is a junior from Houston, Texas pursuing degrees in Business Honors and Humanities. In addition to Tejas, he works as a peer advisor in the Business Honors Program office, serves as a Texas Blazer, and founded UT’s chapter of Doctors Without Borders. He is a former Brumley Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a recipient of the 2019 Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. Will also won the John L. Adams Scholar of the Year award for all of McCombs. His interests include creating Spotify playlists, studying foreign policy, and supporting London’s finest club, Chelsea FC.

 
Jake Steele | Spring 2018  Jake Steele is a junior from Dallas, TX studying the riveting field of Marketing with a minor in the equally fascinating Media Studies. Jake began his time at UT in the Longhorn Legislative Aide program in Student Government, which he would go on to direct his sophomore year. Now retired from his prolific SG career, Jake spends his days bouncing between watching his hometown Dallas Stars, adding to the list of over 100 pinball machines he’s played, and telling jokes to his fellow Braves.

Jake Steele | Spring 2018

Jake Steele is a junior from Dallas, TX studying the riveting field of Marketing with a minor in the equally fascinating Media Studies. Jake began his time at UT in the Longhorn Legislative Aide program in Student Government, which he would go on to direct his sophomore year. Now retired from his prolific SG career, Jake spends his days bouncing between watching his hometown Dallas Stars, adding to the list of over 100 pinball machines he’s played, and telling jokes to his fellow Braves.

Nishal Desai | Spring 2018  Nishal is a second year beast Business Honors and Finance major who spent this past summer interning in Shanghai. At the University of Texas, Nishal is actively involved in the Texas Equity Group and Undergraduate Business Council. He loves exploring the food scene in Austin but always gravitates toward his favorite culinary dish: pizza. In his free time, you can find him watching sports, thrift shopping, and annoying his older brother.

Nishal Desai | Spring 2018

Nishal is a second year beast Business Honors and Finance major who spent this past summer interning in Shanghai. At the University of Texas, Nishal is actively involved in the Texas Equity Group and Undergraduate Business Council. He loves exploring the food scene in Austin but always gravitates toward his favorite culinary dish: pizza. In his free time, you can find him watching sports, thrift shopping, and annoying his older brother.

Jonathan Nguyen | Spring 2018  Jonathan is a sophomore studying Finance in the McCombs School of Business. He hails from Austin, TX and attributes much of his personal growth to his time working as a head chef at Panda Express, where he mastered the art of traditional Chinese cooking. In addition to Tejas, he’s involved in the Texas Equity Group and Undergraduate Business Council. Some of Jonathan’s favorite activities include playing pick-up basketball, beating Nathan Hwang at FIFA, and serving as a DG kitchen assistant. Jonathan’s life motto is “All I Do Is Nguyen.”

Jonathan Nguyen | Spring 2018

Jonathan is a sophomore studying Finance in the McCombs School of Business. He hails from Austin, TX and attributes much of his personal growth to his time working as a head chef at Panda Express, where he mastered the art of traditional Chinese cooking. In addition to Tejas, he’s involved in the Texas Equity Group and Undergraduate Business Council. Some of Jonathan’s favorite activities include playing pick-up basketball, beating Nathan Hwang at FIFA, and serving as a DG kitchen assistant. Jonathan’s life motto is “All I Do Is Nguyen.”

 
Tom Cline | Spring 2018  Tom Cline is a sophomore from majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Finance. Tom is known within the club for his bold personality and has earned the nickname “Tornado Tom” for his erratic behavior. Ever since his early childhood, he has been interested in watches but he only wears Rolexes, a true testament to his all or nothing mentality.

Tom Cline | Spring 2018

Tom Cline is a sophomore from majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Finance. Tom is known within the club for his bold personality and has earned the nickname “Tornado Tom” for his erratic behavior. Ever since his early childhood, he has been interested in watches but he only wears Rolexes, a true testament to his all or nothing mentality.

Ricky Cooks | Spring 2018  Ricky Cooks is a junior from the great land of two states–Texarkana, Texas. A current government major and former business major, Ricky is just trying to live his best life. He served in—and eventually co-directed—the Longhorn Legislative Aides agency of Student Government and is currently the SG Chief of Staff. He’s also a member of the Forty Acres Scholars Program where he serves on the Finalist Weekend Planning Committee. Ricky has spent his past two summers studying abroad in Argentina and interning in Washington, D.C. in the office of U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett. He enjoys sharing Spotify playlists, tailgates, podcasts, and existential literature.

Ricky Cooks | Spring 2018

Ricky Cooks is a junior from the great land of two states–Texarkana, Texas. A current government major and former business major, Ricky is just trying to live his best life. He served in—and eventually co-directed—the Longhorn Legislative Aides agency of Student Government and is currently the SG Chief of Staff. He’s also a member of the Forty Acres Scholars Program where he serves on the Finalist Weekend Planning Committee. Ricky has spent his past two summers studying abroad in Argentina and interning in Washington, D.C. in the office of U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett. He enjoys sharing Spotify playlists, tailgates, podcasts, and existential literature.

Brett Lester | Spring 2018  Brett is a Mechanical Engineering major. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas and enjoys visiting the Alamo from time to time when he gets homesick. Brett’s favorite attraction in his hometown is the River Walk, but he frequently wonders why they named it the “river” walk despite the water more closely resembling that of a dead water creek. On campus, Brett is involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has competed as a member of Texas Wake.

Brett Lester | Spring 2018

Brett is a Mechanical Engineering major. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas and enjoys visiting the Alamo from time to time when he gets homesick. Brett’s favorite attraction in his hometown is the River Walk, but he frequently wonders why they named it the “river” walk despite the water more closely resembling that of a dead water creek. On campus, Brett is involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has competed as a member of Texas Wake.

 
Michael Martin | Spring 2018  Michael is a third-year International Relations and Global Studies major currently transferring into the Design Program with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Hailing from Austin, he was born naturally always wanting to explore the greater outdoors whether that was down into the greenbelt or up at Spicewood Springs road. Other than being a wannabe hiking granola, Michael is an CMHC Mental Health Ambassador and involved in Ignite Texas. You can catch him at the teepee hanging out in The Studio.

Michael Martin | Spring 2018

Michael is a third-year International Relations and Global Studies major currently transferring into the Design Program with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Hailing from Austin, he was born naturally always wanting to explore the greater outdoors whether that was down into the greenbelt or up at Spicewood Springs road. Other than being a wannabe hiking granola, Michael is an CMHC Mental Health Ambassador and involved in Ignite Texas. You can catch him at the teepee hanging out in The Studio.

Tucker Mathis | Spring 2018  Tucker is a junior public health major. Tucker is an easy-going guy and loves nothing more than driving his big green tractor down through the woods and out through the pasture. He’s also willing to lend a helping hand, and dedicates time to keeping the kitchen in the best condition possible.

Tucker Mathis | Spring 2018

Tucker is a junior public health major. Tucker is an easy-going guy and loves nothing more than driving his big green tractor down through the woods and out through the pasture. He’s also willing to lend a helping hand, and dedicates time to keeping the kitchen in the best condition possible.

Jackson Twyman | Fall 2018  Jackson Twyman is a biochemistry major from Houston. Being introduced to the diverse culture of Houston, Jackson developed many different passions that include sports, travel, chess, and giving people the work in any Nintendo Switch game. At UT he has been involved as a Camp Texas counselor, a ProjectLEAD volunteer, and various other leadership roles on campus. After spending most of his summer in Thailand volunteering with the worlds largest land animals, many people started referring to him as “The Elephant Whisperer.” After returning from the distant lands of SE Asia, Jackson realized that he had caught the travel bug, prompting him to plan a trip to Malawi this summer.

Jackson Twyman | Fall 2018

Jackson Twyman is a biochemistry major from Houston. Being introduced to the diverse culture of Houston, Jackson developed many different passions that include sports, travel, chess, and giving people the work in any Nintendo Switch game. At UT he has been involved as a Camp Texas counselor, a ProjectLEAD volunteer, and various other leadership roles on campus. After spending most of his summer in Thailand volunteering with the worlds largest land animals, many people started referring to him as “The Elephant Whisperer.” After returning from the distant lands of SE Asia, Jackson realized that he had caught the travel bug, prompting him to plan a trip to Malawi this summer.

 
Christian Soenen | Fall 2018  Christian Soenen is a second-year student pursing majors in economics, government, and Plan II honors. His primary academic interests involve international security, public policy, and intelligence. Christian is primarily interested in finding effective solutions to the expansive problems created by organized crime in Mexico and Central America. He has worked on various asylum cases with an Austin-based immigration attorney. He also spent his freshman year researching violent drug trafficking organizations and gangs in Baja California, other transnational criminal groups, as well as migration. More specifically, he closely studied how these violent groups interact with migrants traveling through Central America and Mexico to the United States.

Christian Soenen | Fall 2018

Christian Soenen is a second-year student pursing majors in economics, government, and Plan II honors. His primary academic interests involve international security, public policy, and intelligence. Christian is primarily interested in finding effective solutions to the expansive problems created by organized crime in Mexico and Central America. He has worked on various asylum cases with an Austin-based immigration attorney. He also spent his freshman year researching violent drug trafficking organizations and gangs in Baja California, other transnational criminal groups, as well as migration. More specifically, he closely studied how these violent groups interact with migrants traveling through Central America and Mexico to the United States.

Josh Fuller | Fall 2018  Josh Fuller is a biology major with a minor in economics planning to pursue medicine in the future. Josh was born in the very boring town of Plano Texas. In drastic search to cure his boredom, he flocked towards soccer. He drastically ascended to being one of the top players in the area. His great skill has followed him all the way to UT where he plays on the men’s club soccer team. He’s not just an athlete but he is a scholar as well, and out of the kindness of his heart he shares his knowledge by educating the youth of UT by being a tutor at the Sanger Center.

Josh Fuller | Fall 2018

Josh Fuller is a biology major with a minor in economics planning to pursue medicine in the future. Josh was born in the very boring town of Plano Texas. In drastic search to cure his boredom, he flocked towards soccer. He drastically ascended to being one of the top players in the area. His great skill has followed him all the way to UT where he plays on the men’s club soccer team. He’s not just an athlete but he is a scholar as well, and out of the kindness of his heart he shares his knowledge by educating the youth of UT by being a tutor at the Sanger Center.

Trip Davis | Fall 2018  Trip Davis was raised in the urban wonderland of New Boston, Texas. He’s a second year Communications major, English minor. Trip spent his early years aspiring to be an all star basketball player, but quit before he actually grew to his current height. After reconciling his failed athletic ambitions he turned civic engagement. During the previous campaign cycle he worked on congressional and state house races, batting .500 on Nov 6th. In true Tejas fashion, he was a 2 star recruit who is now a 5 star brave. On campus he is involved with student advocacy efforts as well as general campus camaraderie. He is rather confused about how he became a part of the Tejas Club, he was literally just roped into it one night.

Trip Davis | Fall 2018

Trip Davis was raised in the urban wonderland of New Boston, Texas. He’s a second year Communications major, English minor. Trip spent his early years aspiring to be an all star basketball player, but quit before he actually grew to his current height. After reconciling his failed athletic ambitions he turned civic engagement. During the previous campaign cycle he worked on congressional and state house races, batting .500 on Nov 6th. In true Tejas fashion, he was a 2 star recruit who is now a 5 star brave. On campus he is involved with student advocacy efforts as well as general campus camaraderie. He is rather confused about how he became a part of the Tejas Club, he was literally just roped into it one night.

 
Jacob Springer | Fall 2018  Born and bred in the mystical lands of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jacob is a sophomore Government and Political Communications major who proudly calls Texas home. He is a lover of campaigns, communications, and civic engagement. But more importantly, Jacob joined to maintain the LLA pipeline into the Tejas Club. Jacob serves as the Chief VDR of TX Votes, the Director of State Relations in Student Government, and as a legislative intern in the #txlege. In his free time, he enjoys reading one article from The Atlantic and pretending he knows exactly what will happen in the next election cycle

Jacob Springer | Fall 2018

Born and bred in the mystical lands of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jacob is a sophomore Government and Political Communications major who proudly calls Texas home. He is a lover of campaigns, communications, and civic engagement. But more importantly, Jacob joined to maintain the LLA pipeline into the Tejas Club. Jacob serves as the Chief VDR of TX Votes, the Director of State Relations in Student Government, and as a legislative intern in the #txlege. In his free time, he enjoys reading one article from The Atlantic and pretending he knows exactly what will happen in the next election cycle

Alexander Wang | Fall 2018  Alex is a BHP and Finance major from Austin. He has bled burnt orange from day one and firmly believes there isn’t a city in the Lone Star State better than its own capital. Alex grew up playing tennis and still makes it out to the courts from time to time but can only talk about his former greatness, like many other washed-up high school heroes. On campus, Alex is involved in the Texas Undergraduate Investment Team, Wall Street for McCombs Leadership Program, and serves as a mentor for the Investment Banking Association. When he’s not being too networky, you can find him avidly following new car releases and losing money to his friends in poker. One of his life goals is to beat out fashion designer Alexander Wang as the first person to appear when he googles himself

Alexander Wang | Fall 2018

Alex is a BHP and Finance major from Austin. He has bled burnt orange from day one and firmly believes there isn’t a city in the Lone Star State better than its own capital. Alex grew up playing tennis and still makes it out to the courts from time to time but can only talk about his former greatness, like many other washed-up high school heroes. On campus, Alex is involved in the Texas Undergraduate Investment Team, Wall Street for McCombs Leadership Program, and serves as a mentor for the Investment Banking Association. When he’s not being too networky, you can find him avidly following new car releases and losing money to his friends in poker. One of his life goals is to beat out fashion designer Alexander Wang as the first person to appear when he googles himself

J’Kobe Stevens | Fall 2018  Kobe Stevens is a third year government and French major from Temple TX (trouble town) Kobe has been involved in several organizations on campus including Student African American Brotherhood, ASO, AACC, and various volunteer programs. Kobe was a star theater kid from the middle of nowhere and now he’s much, much more. Kobe has been blessed to make many new connections here at UT and his favorite things include basketball, art museums, shopping, and of course that good ole Ciroc Bottle. Kobe says-“ The most important decision a king can make is to be in a good mood, that’s why I’m always smiling”

J’Kobe Stevens | Fall 2018

Kobe Stevens is a third year government and French major from Temple TX (trouble town) Kobe has been involved in several organizations on campus including Student African American Brotherhood, ASO, AACC, and various volunteer programs. Kobe was a star theater kid from the middle of nowhere and now he’s much, much more. Kobe has been blessed to make many new connections here at UT and his favorite things include basketball, art museums, shopping, and of course that good ole Ciroc Bottle. Kobe says-“ The most important decision a king can make is to be in a good mood, that’s why I’m always smiling”

 
Leland Ellis | Fall 2018  Leland Ellis is a sophomore international relations major from Houston, Texas. He stays busy as an intern in the Texas Legislature, the treasurer for the Onyx Honor Society, and an officer for FLO in SG. Leland is a true fan of soccer, and by that I mean he calls it football. He is a supporter of Chelsea Football Club and firmly believes Manchester fans blue or red are bandwagons. Beyond soccer he enjoys cooking, golfing, talking politics and traveling. This last summer he spent 3 months abroad split between a study abroad program in South Africa and a fellowship with a public relations firm in Belgium. Through his travels he aspires to acquire enough culture to dethrone Matthew McConaughey as the Minister of Culture at UT for the Longhorn’s basketball team

Leland Ellis | Fall 2018

Leland Ellis is a sophomore international relations major from Houston, Texas. He stays busy as an intern in the Texas Legislature, the treasurer for the Onyx Honor Society, and an officer for FLO in SG. Leland is a true fan of soccer, and by that I mean he calls it football. He is a supporter of Chelsea Football Club and firmly believes Manchester fans blue or red are bandwagons. Beyond soccer he enjoys cooking, golfing, talking politics and traveling. This last summer he spent 3 months abroad split between a study abroad program in South Africa and a fellowship with a public relations firm in Belgium. Through his travels he aspires to acquire enough culture to dethrone Matthew McConaughey as the Minister of Culture at UT for the Longhorn’s basketball team

Hammad Masood | Fall 2018  Hammad is a sophomore who majoring in Finance and earning a Certificate in Computer Science. He grew up living in Austin as a long-time Longhorn and, having traveled all over the globe, still claims it to be his favorite city. At UT, he is part of the Texas Undergraduate Investment Team and previously served in the University of Texas Housing Judicial Board. Outside of campus, Hammad works with The Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization that builds low-cost schools targeting the 25 million out-of-school children in various rural areas of Pakistan. His favorite hobbies include playing ukulele, listening to musicals and hip-hop, playing sports, rallying to go out after a particularly long day, and dipping in Barton Springs on a hot Friday afternoon.

Hammad Masood | Fall 2018

Hammad is a sophomore who majoring in Finance and earning a Certificate in Computer Science. He grew up living in Austin as a long-time Longhorn and, having traveled all over the globe, still claims it to be his favorite city. At UT, he is part of the Texas Undergraduate Investment Team and previously served in the University of Texas Housing Judicial Board. Outside of campus, Hammad works with The Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization that builds low-cost schools targeting the 25 million out-of-school children in various rural areas of Pakistan. His favorite hobbies include playing ukulele, listening to musicals and hip-hop, playing sports, rallying to go out after a particularly long day, and dipping in Barton Springs on a hot Friday afternoon.

Atharva Sinha | Fall 2018  Raised in the milky, white fields of Memphis, Tennessee, before braving the gauntlet of North Dallas education (where he faced hardships such as missing happy hour at Sonic due to not living within 30 miles of a good time), Atharva Sinha is a sophomore Finance major. On campus, he spends his time involved in the Undergraduate Business Council, as well as ~Consult~ Your Community, where he spends his time learning concrete, hard skills such as “networking” and “synergies”. He is also involved in the Student Government’s oft-forgotten little brother, Senate. This year Atharva looks forward to transitioning away from an all pastel wardrobe into the dark grays of business professional in order to matriculate into the personality-less drone Red Mccombs prophecized him to be.

Atharva Sinha | Fall 2018

Raised in the milky, white fields of Memphis, Tennessee, before braving the gauntlet of North Dallas education (where he faced hardships such as missing happy hour at Sonic due to not living within 30 miles of a good time), Atharva Sinha is a sophomore Finance major. On campus, he spends his time involved in the Undergraduate Business Council, as well as ~Consult~ Your Community, where he spends his time learning concrete, hard skills such as “networking” and “synergies”. He is also involved in the Student Government’s oft-forgotten little brother, Senate. This year Atharva looks forward to transitioning away from an all pastel wardrobe into the dark grays of business professional in order to matriculate into the personality-less drone Red Mccombs prophecized him to be.

 
Cole Von Feldt | Spring 2019  Believing that a more complete life is realized when you forget the words……Cole has found himself in the 512 by way of Houston, Chicago, and Dallas suburbia. He is an architecture student with an interest in pursuing a minor in business. With that, he plans to design future cityscapes in hopes of helping citizens love where they live, work, and play. On campus he is involved in Camp Texas and the Undergraduate Architecture Student Council, along with AIAS. A lifelong Longhorn, you can find Cole attending UT football and baseball games or at the Teepee when he has time to escape the studio. As any true Texan, Cole loves his barbecue and country music and, of course, will never turn down Whataburger, a Dr Pepper, or Blue Bell.

Cole Von Feldt | Spring 2019

Believing that a more complete life is realized when you forget the words……Cole has found himself in the 512 by way of Houston, Chicago, and Dallas suburbia. He is an architecture student with an interest in pursuing a minor in business. With that, he plans to design future cityscapes in hopes of helping citizens love where they live, work, and play. On campus he is involved in Camp Texas and the Undergraduate Architecture Student Council, along with AIAS. A lifelong Longhorn, you can find Cole attending UT football and baseball games or at the Teepee when he has time to escape the studio. As any true Texan, Cole loves his barbecue and country music and, of course, will never turn down Whataburger, a Dr Pepper, or Blue Bell.

Daniel Fonseka | Spring 2019  Daniel is a sophomore Computational Engineering major from Houston (via the United Kingdom and Venezuela). On campus, he is involved with the Texas Spacecraft Lab and with the Longhorn Rocketry Association as the ground systems lead. In his free time you can find him running overnight relay races with the Texas Running Club , meal-prepping inordinate amounts of food, and listening to the same 5 albums on repeat.

Daniel Fonseka | Spring 2019

Daniel is a sophomore Computational Engineering major from Houston (via the United Kingdom and Venezuela). On campus, he is involved with the Texas Spacecraft Lab and with the Longhorn Rocketry Association as the ground systems lead. In his free time you can find him running overnight relay races with the Texas Running Club , meal-prepping inordinate amounts of food, and listening to the same 5 albums on repeat.

Sam Cole | Spring 2019  Sam Cole, a freshman Business Honors and Finance major, is originally from Centennial, Colorado but traded his Rocky Mountain High for cowboy boots and came down to the (not as) great state of Texas. Outside of Tejas, Sam is a hometown recruiter for the “Canfield” Business Honors Program, a member of the Texas Equity Group, and volunteers as the CFO for Dream:Success - a non profit aimed at ending the global education crisis. When he’s not facilitating his soft skills or building his resume, you can find Sam reselling over priced sneakers to rich high schoolers, cheering his Denver sports teams back to being relevant, as well as finding more ways to assimilate to Texas culture.

Sam Cole | Spring 2019

Sam Cole, a freshman Business Honors and Finance major, is originally from Centennial, Colorado but traded his Rocky Mountain High for cowboy boots and came down to the (not as) great state of Texas. Outside of Tejas, Sam is a hometown recruiter for the “Canfield” Business Honors Program, a member of the Texas Equity Group, and volunteers as the CFO for Dream:Success - a non profit aimed at ending the global education crisis. When he’s not facilitating his soft skills or building his resume, you can find Sam reselling over priced sneakers to rich high schoolers, cheering his Denver sports teams back to being relevant, as well as finding more ways to assimilate to Texas culture.

 
Chris Burleson | Spring 2019  Chris is an Advertising major and Business minor from the eclectic city that is Austin, Texas. He is particularly interested in event management and marketing, particularly in the music industry, and aspires to one day be on the planning and strategy side of a record label or booking agency. In addition to his scholastic endeavors, Chris is involved with KVRX, the student radio station on campus, hosting his own show weekly. When he’s not whipping up playlists, Chris can be found scouring the Austin music scene for work with his internship, watching his beloved Houston Rockets ascend the Western Conference standings, or hemorrhaging money on his vinyl collection.

Chris Burleson | Spring 2019

Chris is an Advertising major and Business minor from the eclectic city that is Austin, Texas. He is particularly interested in event management and marketing, particularly in the music industry, and aspires to one day be on the planning and strategy side of a record label or booking agency. In addition to his scholastic endeavors, Chris is involved with KVRX, the student radio station on campus, hosting his own show weekly. When he’s not whipping up playlists, Chris can be found scouring the Austin music scene for work with his internship, watching his beloved Houston Rockets ascend the Western Conference standings, or hemorrhaging money on his vinyl collection.

Riley Steward | Spring 2019  Denton, Texas has produced some of this nation’s greatest prodigies, but one towers above the rest. Riley Van Steward is in the (Canfield) Business Honors Program with a minor in entrepreneurship and plans to attend law school. He wishes to use his legal education to become a talent agent or work in the studio system. Riley has written for The Recording Academy and The Texas Travesty. He has also been involved in The Undergraduate Business Council, Texas Traditions, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. If you take one sentence from this bio, remember that his favorite musical artists are Doja Cat, Earthgang, Outkast, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Sade, Jessie Reyez, and Erykah Badu. No More Bad Karma

Riley Steward | Spring 2019

Denton, Texas has produced some of this nation’s greatest prodigies, but one towers above the rest. Riley Van Steward is in the (Canfield) Business Honors Program with a minor in entrepreneurship and plans to attend law school. He wishes to use his legal education to become a talent agent or work in the studio system. Riley has written for The Recording Academy and The Texas Travesty. He has also been involved in The Undergraduate Business Council, Texas Traditions, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. If you take one sentence from this bio, remember that his favorite musical artists are Doja Cat, Earthgang, Outkast, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Sade, Jessie Reyez, and Erykah Badu. No More Bad Karma

Umar Faiz | Spring 2019  Umar is a Sophomore pursuing a major in Finance plus a minor in Entrepreneurship. Fueled by his passion for meeting new people, Umar is involved with a diverse set of organizations on Campus. He actively participated in the Freshman Leadership Organization, worked on building mobile apps with his fellow Freshman Founders, volunteers as a mentor for Capital Community, and is serving as a McCombs Representative to the UT Student Government. When he’s not carrying the Club to IM victories, feel free to ask Umar to give you that work in basketball, Fifa, ping pong, or whatever it is that your heart desires.

Umar Faiz | Spring 2019

Umar is a Sophomore pursuing a major in Finance plus a minor in Entrepreneurship. Fueled by his passion for meeting new people, Umar is involved with a diverse set of organizations on Campus. He actively participated in the Freshman Leadership Organization, worked on building mobile apps with his fellow Freshman Founders, volunteers as a mentor for Capital Community, and is serving as a McCombs Representative to the UT Student Government. When he’s not carrying the Club to IM victories, feel free to ask Umar to give you that work in basketball, Fifa, ping pong, or whatever it is that your heart desires.

 
Cameron Ayles | Spring 2019  Hailing from the quaint New England town of Guilford, Connecticut, Cameron is pursuing majors in history and economics, as well as a minor in architectural studies. If not in class, he is at work. If not at work, you may find him complaining about the noise at the Tejas House, striving to promote a healthier campus climate, active in the Undergraduate Real Estate Society (URES), or serving as an advisor for the Sustainability Investment Group (SIG). With more head injuries than he’d care to admit, Cam can no longer play lacrosse but continues to be involved with the team here at UT. On the off chance he has free time, you may find Cam marveling at Austin’s rampant development, exploring the art and food scene, or alone in the Hill Country at Jester King Brewery.

Cameron Ayles | Spring 2019

Hailing from the quaint New England town of Guilford, Connecticut, Cameron is pursuing majors in history and economics, as well as a minor in architectural studies. If not in class, he is at work. If not at work, you may find him complaining about the noise at the Tejas House, striving to promote a healthier campus climate, active in the Undergraduate Real Estate Society (URES), or serving as an advisor for the Sustainability Investment Group (SIG). With more head injuries than he’d care to admit, Cam can no longer play lacrosse but continues to be involved with the team here at UT. On the off chance he has free time, you may find Cam marveling at Austin’s rampant development, exploring the art and food scene, or alone in the Hill Country at Jester King Brewery.

Matthew Kenny | Fall 2019  Matthew Kenny was born and raised in the DFW metroplex but has been an Austin local for almost 6 years. A sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, Max studies Chemistry and Public Health with a minor in Business. One of few former LLAs in the club, Matt can be found working for SG or trying to play golf. A short short connoisseur, Matt enforces a strict 4" inseam rule for himself at all times. If Matt is not in class or WCP (formerly SAC) 2.102a, hit him up for some coffee or any location in Austin that serves good food.

Matthew Kenny | Fall 2019

Matthew Kenny was born and raised in the DFW metroplex but has been an Austin local for almost 6 years. A sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, Max studies Chemistry and Public Health with a minor in Business. One of few former LLAs in the club, Matt can be found working for SG or trying to play golf. A short short connoisseur, Matt enforces a strict 4" inseam rule for himself at all times. If Matt is not in class or WCP (formerly SAC) 2.102a, hit him up for some coffee or any location in Austin that serves good food.

Blue Knight | Fall 2019  IYKYK

Blue Knight | Fall 2019

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