About US

New Leaders Council (NLC) is the hub for progressive millennial training and thought leadership. NLC’s Austin chapter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to to recruit, train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders in our city.

Started in 2016, the NLC Austin chapter has trained more than 60 progressives through the Institute Program, a six-month flagship training program hosted once a year. These leaders are rising entrepreneurs, community advocates, and nonprofit leaders, working to make Austin a truly progressive city.

 
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Board members 2019-2020

Co-Directors: Kelsey Hitchingham & Briona Jenkins
Alumni:
Sarah Miller-Fellows
Communications:
Melanie Dyer & Katelynn Essig
Community Outreach:
Allie Roberts
Curriculum:
Tara Pohlmeyer
Fundraising: Shaleiah Fox & Megan Sappenfield
Mentorship:
Zahra Shakur
Recruitment:
Ekua Assabill & Nicole Cummings
Selections: Cicely Kay

 

2019 Fellows

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Ashley Cheng

Rouser, Co-Founder

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Ashley juraska

The SAFE Alliance, Senior Director of Data, Evaluation and Information Technology

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Briona jenkins

Out Youth, Development Coordinator

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brittany mcallister

American Nutrition Association, Advocacy Manager

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daniel zarazua

University of Texas at Austin, Senior Academic Advisor

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Denise del aguila

IDEA Public Schools, Director of College Success

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Diana gómez

Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s Office, Field Representative

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Ekua assabill

Criminal Prosecution Division of the Office of the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General

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Emily Gray

Brodie Animal Hospital, Veterinary Technician

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Hanna Mitchell

NextGen America

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Mandy McClendon

City of Austin, Senior Public Information Specialist

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Phoebe romero

CLEAResult, Program Manager

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Pooja Sethi

The Law Offices of Pooja Sethi PLLC, CEO

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Sarah miller-fellows

Girls Empowerment Network, Program Evaluator

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Sarah Ortiz-shields

Austin Tech Alliance

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Selena Xie

Austin/Travis County EMS, Clinical Specialist

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Tara Pohlmeyer

Progress Texas, Communications Associate

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Tychanika Kimbrough

Kimbrough Legal, PLLC, Managing Attorney

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Zoraima Pelaez

Texas Freedom Network, Outreach and Advocacy Manager