Executive Officers

Governor Josh Burns 

 My name is Josh Burns and I am the 2020 Youth Governor of New Mexico. This will be my fourth and final year in program. I attend Eldorado High School where I am a member of senate, educators rising, and bowling. This year as governor I want to give back to this program because it has given me many opportunites, and I have worked hard this year to bring in new delegates and schools into the program. After high school I plan to study Political Science and Secondary Education, but have yet to commit to a college. Thank you for supporting me all these years!







Lt. Governor Olivia Traub 

 I am Olivia Traub, and I’m so excited to be a part of Youth & Government and can’t wait to see what this year brings! As a junior at Eldorado High School, I’ve had some time to dive into plenty of clubs and activities. Over the past three years I’ve been on the Speech and Debate team, bowling club, and Model UN. Although this year I’ve had the opportunity to serve as an officer in the Eldorado Best Buddies Chapter, the Student Body Treasurer, and the newly developed Peer to Peer program. Though I can strongly say that no other club has brought me the opportunities that Youth & Government has. From serving as Forum Co-Chair to Lt. Governor, I’ve been able to experience so much through this program. I’m so excited to see everyone at the 2020 State Conference, and to see what the upcoming years brings for this program!

My email is oliviatraub0203@gmail.com for any questions!





Speaker Of The House Christian Pereira

 I’m Christian Pereira, and I am currently a senior at East Mountain High School. This is my third and final year in the Youth and Government program, and I’m excited to be your 2020 Speaker of the House! I have participated in the program since my sophomore year, and I have participated extensively in both the legislative and judicial branches. Outside of Youth and Government, I participate in Model UN and Speech and Debate, and I also play the violin in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and sing in a barbershop quartet. I’m here to answer any questions you may have about the program, and I’m excited to meet everyone at the 2020 YAG conference!


My phone number is 906-231-5310

My email is chrisegil02@gmail.com



Attorney General Jessica Armijo  

 Hello! I’m Jessica Armijo, your 2019-2020 Attorney General and this is my fourth and final year participating in Youth and Government. I am a senior at Moriarty High School, where I am senior class president, Student Council secretary, Rotary Interact President, National Honor Society, and a member of our GSA. On the rare occasion I have free time, I enjoy reading, writing, film, or playing my guitar or uke. I absolutely love having discussions and hope that as AG I can encourage interesting and important debate and conversations during conference. I am so excited to be serving as your AG and please don’t hesitate to reach out and speak to me! 


 Email: jessica.nea.armijo@gmail.com




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

 My name is Ian Moffatt, and I am excited about becoming your Chief Justice for the 2020 NMYAG conference. We have made a lot of significant (and I hope beneficial) changes to the program recently. This year, I am a senior at East Mountain High School. I bowl on the varsity team for my school, participate in Model United Nations, am an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America. I am incredibly excited about this year of judicial. If you need to get in touch with me about anything related to judicial, this is my email: mothy7332@gmail.com. I am perceptive to all questions and inquiries. 







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 

 Hi! My name is Rebekah. I am currently a senior at Moriarty High School. I am very excited to be working with Gaby as one of the forum co-chairs for this year's state conference. This is my third and final year in Youth and Government. Outside of the Youth and Government program, I am a fellow for the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, I am in Student Council, and I play varsity tennis. I am looking forward to this year’s conference and can’t wait to meet and get to know all of the forum delegates. My email is rebekah.page@mesd.us.







Forum Co-Chair Gaby Delgado

 Hi my name is Gaby Delgado. I am currently a sophomore at East Mountain High School. This is my second year in the program, last year I participated in Legislative, was the Sergeant in Arms and went to the Conference on National Affairs. I am very excited to be working with all Forum Participants and hopefully have beneficial discussion and some fun! As Forum Co-Chair I want to make Forum as interactive and conversation sparking as I can, my goal is to prepare all of the Forum delegates to go into Legislative the following year! Outside of Youth and Government I am in Student Council, FRC (robotics), East Mountain Newspaper, Speech and Debate and a STEM challenge group! All of these clubs have brought me immense joy but none of them have given me the opportunities and friendships like Youth and Government has. I originally joined YAG because my sister pushed me to and ever since I joined the program I am so grateful to her, it’s been one of my most enjoyed decisions. I’m looking forward to see what the next few years brings the program and hopefully I can be an influential part of it. 
My email is gfdelgado369@gmail.com let me know if you have any questions!



Media Director Madison Kelsh

 My name is Madison Kelsh and I am a senior at East Mountain High school. This is my second year serving as your Media Director and I cannot wait to show off everyone’s hard work this year! I joined this program freshman year without knowing there was a Media Branch, and since then it has fully transformed. I am so proud of the hard work that the Media Delegates have done the past year. The media branch has truly blossomed and I cannot wait for it to continue growing.

 Outside of Youth and Government I run social media for Model UN and my school’s student council. I have played varsity volleyball for the past three years and finished the season in the top 10 in the state for blocking! On top of National Honor Society and volunteering for the New Mexico Game and Fish I recently started my own marketing company, Marketing In Motion LLC. I assist other companies to promote their products, focusing on Real Estate. I plan on gradutaing CNM with my assocaites in Liberal Arts in May and attending UNM in the fall to work towards an MBA.