Executive Officers

Governor Josh Burns 

This is Josh. Josh is Governor.










Lt. Governor Olivia Traub 

 This is Olivia. Olivia is Lt. Governor.










Speaker Of The House Christian Pereira


This is Christian. Christian is Speaker of the House.  









Attorney General Jessica Armijo  

 This is Jessica. Jessica is Attorney General. 









Secretary of State Karla Ortiz 

I’m Karla Ortiz! I am currently a senior at the Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science. This year I’m happy to be the Secretary of State and I hope to encourage people to run and participate in the elections. I joined the program in my freshman year of high school and I have loved it since then. I love being able to have a voice and be passionate and informed on important topics. For the past three years, I’ve participated in the legislative branch and was able to attend the Conference on National Affairs this past summer.

Outside of Youth and Government, I’m on my school’s varsity soccer team, I’m the senior class secretary, and I participate in Model United Nations. I usually spend most of my time at my job which I love because it allows me to meet so many new people. I plan on attending UNM to major in dentistry and Spanish.

If y’all have any questions don’t be afraid to ask, I’m excited to meet everyone at conference!

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Chief Justice Ian Moffatt

This is Ian. Ian is Chief Justice. 









Land Commissioner Avery Taylor

Hi, my name is Avery Taylor, and I am a senior at AIMS. This is my fourth and, unfortunately, final year in the program, and I was very excited to attend the Conference on National Affairs this summer. Outside of YAG, I play varsity soccer and basketball for my school, and participate in the Model UN Program. I also have a job at a well-known regional pizza establishment, which has taught me a lot about leadership and people skills. If you want to find me, I’m likely going to be there. Constantly. I am super duper excited to be the first Land Commissioner and I can’t wait to develop this position into something people want to run for! I’m here to answer any questions about YAG, or or my job, and would love to help delegates get excited about the program. I’m so glad I get to have this position and I can’t wait to meet all the delegates!! 

My phone number is 505-358-0320





Forum Co-Chair Rebekah Page 

 This is Bekah. Bekah is Forum Co-Chair.










Forum Co-Chair Gaby Delgado

 This is Gaby. Gaby is Forum Co-Chair. 










Media Director Madison Kelsh

This is Madison. Madison is Media Director.