Jeff served as National Youth Coordinator for Ron Paul's 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee and worked exclusively with Congressman Paul to start the Campaign for Liberty and host the Rally for the Republic. Prior to the campaign, Jeff worked as a Deputy Campus Services Coordinator for the Leadership Institute and interned for Ron Paul's congressional office in the summer of 2005. He is a graduate of Texas A&M, Class of 2005, with a degree in Telecommunications & Media Studies and a minor in Political Science.
Director of Programs & Operations
Edward worked for Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign as its National Youth Director, recruiting more than 125,000 young people and organizing more than 700 Youth for Ron Paul chapters in all 50 states. He organized the campaign's GOTV programs in six early primary and caucus states. He also managed Ron Paul's 33 on-campus campaign events, which drew more than 100,000 attendees in key states. Before the campaign, Edward served as YAL's National Field Director, a position he held since its founding in 2008. Since returning to YAL, he has served as Director of Programs & Operations. He attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Business. He has since dedicated himself to advancing liberty through political activism and campaign work.
Director of Communications
Deirdre hails from Southern California where she studied Political Science at University of California, Riverside. There, she served as President of her UCR YAL chapter. After choosing to pursue liberty full time, she interned at the Leadership Institute in the events department. After spending two years as a Fine Art major in Washington, Deirdre spends her free time yearning for her pottery wheel and the Great Pacific Northwest.
Director of Development
Steven, a father of three and New Jersey native, holds both a B.S. and an M.A. from Georgetown University. During his ten years of experience in political fundraising, he has raised over $10 million for various organizations and candidates. In his free time, Steven roots for his Washington Nationals, Georgetown Hoyas, and Cincinnati Bengals. He also is a fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese.
Lauren Elizabeth Evans
Director of Events
Lauren Elizabeth Evans is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a BA in Radio and Television Production. She is a native Floridian, who loves sunshine and her Central Florida Knights. Lauren’s interest in public policy was inherited from her mother but her passion for liberty was sparked through campus activism with her YAL chapter at UCF. Before joining the YAL team full time, Lauren worked as the Audio Visual Production Assistant for the Cato Institute.
Derek graduated from North Carolina State University in 2012, where he earned a degree in political science with a concentration in American politics. Derek helped co-found and co-lead the YAL chapter at NC State, where their first big event was to host Congressman Ron Paul, garnering a crowd of 1,200. During his time at NC State, Derek helped roll back an unconstitutional speech code that earned him attention from the local press, and he made an appearance on the John Stossel show for his efforts. Beyond politics, Derek is a self-described nerd and huge Star Wars fan.
Southeast Regional Director
Justin graduated from Elizabethtown College in December 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Philosophy and Business Administration. Justin’s involvement in the liberty movement began when he attended Cato University in the summer of 2012 where he was introduced to Students for Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty. The following summer, he became an SFL Campus Coordinator and founded a YAL chapter on his campus. In the fall of 2014, Justin joined YAL’s leadership team as a Pennsylvania State Chair. Justin has also interned with American’s For Prosperity as part of the Koch Internship Program and volunteered on a number of campaigns.
Central Regional Director
Anthony attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture and helped start the university's YAL chapter. He then served as Southeast Regional Director for YAL and Director of Advocacy for the NC Public Charter Schools Association. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys running, the beach, and the mountains.
West Regional Director
Nathan attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, and obtained a minor in Spanish after studying at the Pontifical University of Salamanca in Spain. Before he was involved with YAL, he built up pro-liberty networks around Massachusetts with the help of Students for Liberty. Shortly after graduating he became a board member of Alumni for Liberty and came on board as Massachusetts State Chair of YAL, overseeing the creation of 10 chapters in MA, VT, and CT. During the 2014 election cycle Nathan was a Deputy Field Director for the Massachusetts Republican party, recruiting more than 50 volunteers to canvass over 11,000 households. He has given presentations on the liberty movement and campus activism at UMass leadership seminars, Tea Party meetings, Students for Liberty conferences, and the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Outside of politics he enjoys the occasional wine tasting, kayaking, and House of Cards. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Midwest Regional Director
Ty first got involved with YAL when he founded the Central Michigan University chapter, where he attended. Ty later became Michigan State Chair with YAL and supported the network of chapters in the state of Michigan and helped found several chapters. Ty later joined Students For Liberty's Campus Coordinator program and participated in SFL's inaugural Professional Advancement Fellowship as a Data Associate. He is the Project Director for SFL's Liberty in North Korea activism initiative and is active in humanitarian efforts to rescue North Korean refugees.
Northeast Regional Director
Cliff attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he graduated with a B.S. in Education and a B.A. in Theatre Arts. He got his start in the liberty movement interning for Congressman Ron Paul's congressional office in 2011. He went on to volunteer as the Pennsylvania Campus Coordinator for the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign and worked as a Staff Assistant in Ron Paul's congressional office. He previously served as the Political Director of Igor Birman for Congress and the Pennsylvania State Chair of Young Americans for Liberty. When not working to advance liberty, Cliff enjoys teaching, performing, and a good laugh.