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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

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OLIVIA TRAUB

Governor

My name is Olivia Traub, I'm a senior at Eldorado High School and this is my fourth year involved in Youth and Government. Over the past four years, I've been involved in many clubs and activities on campus that have helped me navigate my passion for advocacy and leadership. I currently hold the officer positions of Speech and Debate Captain, Best Buddies Chapter President, and Student Body President. Furthermore, I'm thoroughly involved in Model UN, NHS, bowling club, and more! 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 2021 State Conference, and serve as your Youth Governor!

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

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GABRIELLA DELGADO

Lieutenant Governor

Hi my name is Gaby Delgado. Right now I am a Junior at East Mountain High School. This is my third year in the program, These past two years I participated in the legislative branch, attended the Conference On National Affairs twice, was Sergeant in Arms and served as Forum Co-Chair. On the other hand this year I will be serving as Lieutenant Governor and I am hoping to have lively debate that is beneficial to all as well as an efficient chamber. Outside of Youth and Government I am in Student Council, East Mountain Newspaper 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. Especially through this pandemic the Youth and Government program has pushed to be a constant in participants' lives. This year will be unlike any other in New Mexico's YAG conference history and I am extremely excited to be a part of it!

My email is gfdelgado369@gmail.com let me know if you have any questions!

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NICHOLAS ORR

Speaker of The House

I am Nicholas Orr, and I’m a junior at Eldorado High school.  I participate in Speech and Debate, Model UN, National Honors Society, and jazz band.  I am also the vice president of my school’s chapter of Key Club and was the treasurer for my school’s Youth and Government program last year.  In my free time, I like to play the bass guitar and hang out with my friends.  I am committed to making the Youth and Government Experience the best that it can be for all of those involved, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all at this year’s conference.

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AGUSTÍN LEÓN-SÁENZ

Attorney General

Hey, y'all! My name is Agustín, and I'm a senior at Albuquerque High. I'm from Quito, Ecuador, and a proud bilingual Latino immigrant. My biggest passions are advocacy, STEM, debate, and public speaking, evidenced by the various clubs, organizations, and initiatives I engage in year-round. As a community leader, I strive to champion equity by uplifting marginalized voices and supporting under-resourced communities. In 2020 I was actually able to make my YAG bill a reality, and I'm so grateful for the incredible support I've received throughout my four years in the program. I'm so excited to be serving as your AG and can't wait for our conference. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want to speak to me about anything! 

Email: agusjleons@gmail.com

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KATE ROCCO

Secretary of State

Hi, my name is Kate Rocco and I am the 2021 Secretary of State. I am extremely excited to be serving, and through this position I hope to encourage as many people as possible to run for office! This is my third year at conference and I am currently a Junior at East Mountain High School. I have been in YAG since my freshman year, and I have also gotten the opportunity to attend the Conference on National Affairs while representing New Mexico in 2019. I am passionate about leadership and have goals to encourage all youth voices to be heard through this club. 
 

Outside of YAG I’m heavily involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, Newspaper Club, and EMHS’s very new Diversity Club. I am also an active member in my Church, New Mexico’s Youth Climate Action Coalition branch, and spend a great deal of time making pizzas at my job! I hope to inspire as many members as possible not only to run for office but to always be strong in speaking their mind! If anyone has any questions for me at all, please do not hesitate to text or email me. I can’t wait to see everyone at conference!
 

Email: Krocco@eastmountainhigh.net

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ANGELICA TRILLO

Chief Justice

Welcome to New Mexico Youth and Government! My name is Angelica Trillo and I will be your Chief Justice for 2021 NMYAG. This is my third year in the program and I attend Moriarty High School. As a junior at my school I participate in National History Day, National Honor Society and am a fellow at the Santa Fe Council in International Affairs. In my free time I like to read, draw or do some coding. I am extremely excited to get to know everyone at conference and I hope I see you in the Judicial Branch.  

Email: angelica.trillo1130@gmail.com

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JULIAN PEREA

Commissioner of Public Lands

Hi, my name is Julian Perea, and I am a senior at Albuquerque High School. This year I am excited to take on this new position as Land Commissioner where I hope to work both with my fellow officers but also with everyone to produce the best legislation we can. I joined the program my freshman year and through the past 4 years I enjoyed sitting on the House floor with my fellow legislators. Outside of YAG, I am a 4 year participant in Model UN and I take pride in my practical skills of welding metals as well as mechanic work ranging from everyday cars to custom motorcycles. In my position I hope I can be of service not only to my fellow officers but also to everyone participating in YAG as I continue to help evolve this position and make it one that people want to run for. If you want to get in touch with me with anything related to my position or if you have any questions do not hesitate to send an email and I will get back to you quickly! 

Email: pereaj270@gmail.com

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MICHAEL WHITFORD

Forum Co-Chair

My name is Michael Whitford. I am currently a junior at Southwest Secondary Learning Center and am very excited to serve with Susu as a 2020-2021 Forum Co-Chair! This is my third year in the Youth and Government program. I have previously participated in the Legislative branch and also attended the virtual 2020 Conference on National Affairs. Outside of YAG, I play JV basketball and varsity volleyball for my school, participate in Model United Nations, Boy Scouts, and Order of the Arrow, and I’m Vice President of Media for my school’s Student Council. I can’t wait to see everyone at this year’s conference!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at michaelrwhitford@gmail.com  

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SUSU SALAHUDDIN

Forum Co-Chair

Hey guys!! My name is Sumayyah Salahuddin but I go by Susu! I currently attend Southwest Secondary Learning Center. This will be my 3rd and final year in Youth and Government seeing as I am a Senior. I am honoured to be one of your Forum Co-Chairs along with Michael Whitford. I have participated in the judicial and the legislative branch of previous conferences. Outside of Youth and Government I take part in Model United Nations at my school and a Youth Diversity Council. As well as being a part of several activist organizations! I’m looking forward to seeing you guys this year!

 

If you guys have any questions or just want to say hi don’t hesitate to email me at salahu.sumayyah@gmail.com

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