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Anna Garrett

Anna Garrett

Anna Garrett joined the team as the development assistant at Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in corporate communications and public affairs. Anna attended her first YAF conference in 2015 in Dallas, Texas, where she began to […]

Gabe Rader

Gabe Rader joined YAF’s team as a development officer at the Foundation’s national headquarters. Gabe became familiar with and involved with YAF as a student during his sophomore year at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. His first conference was the National Conservative Student Conference that next summer. This conference further evoked his […]

Gabby Dankanich

Gabby Dankanich serves as the Capitol Hill outreach director for Young America’s Foundation, working to advance YAF’s mission on Capitol Hill. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Gabby graduated magna cum laude from The Catholic University of America (CUA), where she studied world politics and theology. Prior to her role as the Capitol Hill outreach director, […]

Victoria Franklin

Victoria Franklin serves as the program assistant for alumni at Young America’s Foundation’s national headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Victoria is originally from San Diego and graduated from The King’s College in New York City with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2022. She was first introduced to Young America’s Foundation by longtime […]

Matthew Scheller

Matthew serves as video editor on the Foundation’s digital team. He is responsible for editing and curating video content across various social media platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  In addition to video editing, Matthew also produces cutting-edge original video content to serve the massive online conservative community that YAF has helped cultivate over the […]

Madeleine Tate

Madeleine Tate joined Young America’s Foundation’s team at our national headquarters as a program assistant for digital media. Before her time at YAF, Madeleine worked in pro-life ministry at a local pregnancy center in Falls Church, Virginia. There she worked as the client services director, counseling women through pregnancy decisions and crisis pregnancies. In addition, […]

Brett Eazell

Brett Eazell serves as senior social media manager. He is responsible for YAF’s digital presence across social media platforms, including Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Brett focuses on increasing YAF’s brand recognition, cultivating a community for conservatives to share their thoughts and ideas, and overseeing content with YAF’s digital team. Brett previously served as […]

William Phillips

Bill joins Young America’s Foundation following a 22-year career at Hillsdale College, where he served as executive director of gift and estate planning. His journey to conservatism began in college in 1980 when he and three other students helped organize a visit by Governor Reagan to visit the Claremont College campus in Southern California. Bill […]

Michael McGonigle

Michael McGonigle joined YAF’s team as director of public relations. In this role, he handles press while working to maintain and improve YAF’s relationships with key audiences. Michael relocated to northern Virginia from Colorado, where he worked for a major non-profit managing media relations and a team of content producers and journalists. Before moving to […]

Katie Cupp

Young America’s Foundation is excited to welcome Katie Cupp back to the team as a development officer at our National Headquarters. Katie became involved with YAF as a student after attending the Foundation’s Fall College Retreat during her freshman year. This conference ignited her passion for conservative ideas and inspired her to start the first […]

Emily Butler

Emily, senior director of marketing and social media. discovered YAF through her experience as the director of marketing at the Daily Wire. While there, she built the company’s social media team and ran all marketing and social media efforts for the Daily Wire hosts’ YAF events, even accompanying Ben Shapiro on his now- famous trip […]

Hunter Morrow

Hunter Morrow serves as a program officer for campus advancement for Young America’s Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa (UI), where he founded the Young Americans for Freedom chapter.  Hunter helped Iowa YAF host influential speakers during his four-year chairmanship at UI, including Bay Buchanan, Elisha Krauss, Burt Folsom, and Vice […]

Becket Adams

YAF is excited to welcome journalist Becket Adams to our National Journalism Center (NJC) team at the Foundation’s national headquarters. Adams got his start in journalism more than a decade ago. As a member of NJC’s 2010 fall program, Adams served as a research assistant to the Washington Examiner’s David Freddoso, aiding in producing and […]

Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones serves as a program officer for YAF chapter services, working with Young Americans for Freedom chapters across the country to promote conservative ideas on our nation’s high school and college campuses. Charlie is a graduate of Michigan State University (MSU), where he double majored in international relations and political theory & constitutional democracy. […]

Michael Mastrianna

Michael  joined Young America’s Foundation as associate director of YAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise. In his role, Michael works to educate and inspire students to embrace free market policies and solutions through state-of-art conferences, lectures, and educational content. A Connecticut native, Michael attended Eastern Connecticut State University and graduated in 2016. During his […]

Nick Baker

Nick Baker serves as the assistant editor of Young America’s Foundation’s campus news publication, the New Guard. Nick studied economics, political science, and Catholic studies at Saint Louis University and The Catholic University of America. He is currently working on attaining a master’s degree through the Illinois Institute of Technology. He first got involved with […]

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