Lynn Sementilli was born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, and is currently a part-time graduate student studying Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo. She also currently holds a full-time position as an electrical engineer in the aircraft industry. During her undergraduate years at UB, Lynn founded the UB YAF chapter after a 10 month battle with the student government, and served as the chapter’s chairman until her graduation in May 2017. During her year as chairman, the chapter hosted several events, including a pro-USA counter protest, Constitution Day activism, and a YAF lecture featuring Robert Spencer. Lynn was first introduced to conservative ideas by her parents while being homeschooled during her K-12 years, and was motivated to start a YAF chapter in her Junior year of college after seeing the lack of opportunities for conservatives to voice their opinions on her campus. She continues to have a passion to advocate for conservative principles in her hometown and hopes to continue being politically active through state and local politics in addition to supporting YAF students around the country.
“Young America’s Foundation has provided me with so many incredible opportunities, helped me create numerous lifelong friendships, and pushed me to develop into a leader in the face of adversity,” commented Sementilli. “As I continue to see multitudes of young students get drawn into supporting socialism, abortion, and other unconstitutional ideologies, and as I see the overall apathetic attitude of my generation, I realize the critical need that our nation has for the work that YAF does. In the current campus environment, it is essential for conservatives to stand up for morality, traditional values, and the founding principles which made this country great. I am honored to be a part of YAF’s story in this battle for freedom, and I’m excited to continue!”