Austin Chapter

NLC Austin, Deep in the Heart of Texas.

NLC Austin develops, connects, and uplifts inclusive, intersectional leaders who transform our city through social, civil, and political change rooted in equity.


We’ve trained over 100 Fellows, who now have turned into alumni in the NLC Austin network.


We’ve raised over $50,000 to train emerging leaders in Austin over the last five years


Protests and movements for change attended as a chapter.

I get the honor of not only being surrounded by so many bad ass people who support the things that I hold close to my heart but I have the privilege of calling them family.⁣

– Brioana Jenkins (she/her)
2019 NLC Austin Fellow

The New Leaders Council Fellowship experience is transformational. I came in with only a hint of NLC had to offer. On the other side of the fellowship, I have a tribe. Life-long friends who I’ve been able to grow and work with. You’ll definitely learn a lot at NLC, but the most important thing you’ll gain is relationships!

– Saatvik Ahluwalia (he/him)
2020 NLC Austin Fellow

2021 Fellows

Charlotte Huskey

Budget Analyst, City of Austin

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Cuitlahuac Guerra-Mojarro

Teacher, Pflugerville Independent School District

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Emily Martin

Deputy Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas

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Illyana Bocanegra

Graphic Designer, The Texas Senate

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Josefina Castro Argueta

East Texas Coordinator, Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

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Kevin Guico

Manager, Empower Schools

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LaShonda Stinson

Assistant Principal, Round Rock ISD

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Lauren Rangel

Changemaker, Self-employed

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Lindsey Zischkale

Mental Health and Disability Policy Professional

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Mary Vo

Project Coordinator, City of Austin

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Murphy Carter

Shelter Operations Aide, Casa Marianella

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Natosha Daniels

Assistant Principal, Round Rock ISD

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Nina Guidice

Policy Advisor, City of Austin

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Paulette Blanc

Health Care Delivery Analyst, Texas Medical Association

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Rocio Fierro-Pérez

Texas Rising El Paso Field Manager, Texas Freedom Network, Texas Freedom Network

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Seetha Kulandaisamy

Legal Policy Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence

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Tori Vogel

Senior Consultant, Deloitte

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Vanessa Beltran

Mental Health Policy Fellow, Girls Empowerment Network

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Vanessa Hague

Project Manager, The Conservation Fund

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William West

Prevention Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence

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Cassie Davis

Christopher Jasinski

Courtney Chambers

Cynthia Van Maanen

Deseré Cross Ward

Geoffrey Carlisle

Jennifer Ramos

Lily Trieu

Luis Guerrero

Maria Campos

Matthew Mellon

Michael Ward Jr.

Mona Muro

Noah Cole

Osmara Santana

Rachel Caballero

Saatvik Ahluwalia

Sade Jones

Tiffanie Harrison


Ashley Cheng

Ashley Juraska

Briona Jenkins

Brittany McAllister

Daniel Zarazua

Denise Del Aguila

Diana Gomez

Ekua Assabill

Emily Gray

Hanna Mitchell

Mandy McClendon

Phoebe Romero

Pooja Sethi

Sarah Miller-Fellows

Sarah Ortiz Shields

Selena Xie

Tara Pohlmeyer

Tychanika “Tycha” Kimbrough

Zoraima Pelaez


Alicia Weigel

Cassandra Champion

Chris Kaiser

Christian Bell

Deisy Asusena Jaimes

Jonathan Hackworth

Kelsey Hitchingham

Kristen Bowe

Lexie Cooper

Nakia Winfield

Nicole Cummings

Priscilla Weninger

Rachel Brownlow Lund

Shaleiah Fox

Sydney Briggs

Thomas Just


Amanda Bennett

Ashley Bliss Lima

Blanca Murillo

Chris Harris

Frank Washington II

Gena McKinley

Holly Kirby

Jasmin Patel

Jereka Thomas-Hockaday

Kelan Robinson

Lorraine Garcia

Melissa Martinez

Michael Choate

Mimi Garcia

Rachel Green

Tanner Williams

Valerie Peterson

Ysenia Rhodes


Amanda Williams

Bianca Garcia

Blake Rocap

Brakeyshia Samms

Cicely Kay

Dan McKernan

Isabel Casas

Jessica Faith Carter

Kelle Martin

Kellee Coleman

Kristian Caballero

Matt Glazer

Miller Nuttle

Sam Robles

Schell Carpenter

Servando Esparza

Simone Nichols-Segers

Ted Moskovitz

Virginia Palacios

Zahra Shakur Jamal

Zoey Lichtenheld

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