Bethany bowra, communications director
Bethany Bowra has a Master's degree in Political Science and is currently working on a graduate specialization in mass communications and social media. She has worked various capacities in conservative media for several years, writing for multiple national news sites and sharing a millennial perspective on current events.
In her capacity as Communications Director, Bethany manages media relations for ACC and promotes the message of ACC to outside publications and news outlets, as well as oversees the online efforts of the organization.
Contact Bethany: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Yelovich, Digital Director
Mike Yelovich is a conservative political commentator, researcher and strategist from Chicago, IL. Before joining ACC, he served as the Digital Marketing Chairman and National Outreach Director for the PragerFORCE student ambassador group. Mike has also previously worked for the U.S. Treasury Department, has worked with nonprofits and has advised several local and national campaigns.
Mike is currently a senior at Marist College in New York, where he is majoring in Political Science. At Marist, Mike has served in several leadership positions in campus organizations and is an inducted member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Contact Mike: email@example.com
Katie Hogge, Deputy Editor
Katie Hogge is a writer and editor with a passion for wildlife education and marine conservation. Currently working for the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC, she obtained her degree in communication and leadership studies from Christopher Newport University in 2016, and has worked in public relations and communications for a number of outdoor, recreation, and travel groups.
At ACC, she helps lead the content curation and production process and aides the Communications Director and leadership team in creating content that sparks a change. She’s also obsessed with whales, loves Alabama football, and will never let you forget that every week is Shark Week.
Caleb Tolin, Digital Strategy Manager
Caleb is the Digital Strategy Manager for ACC. He is also a graduate from East Carolina University where he earned degrees in Communications and Political Science. Earlier in his college career, Caleb was a Theatre Arts major with a concentration in Musical Theatre. The spot for his favorite show is a tie between Big Fish and Mamma Mia. Once he realized the theatre wasn’t the career for him, he realized he wanted to pursue a career in digital political communications.
In addition to theatre, politics, and saving the bees, Caleb loves hiking (as all ACC members do), exploring new cities and towns, testing different international cuisines, and wine. At one point, Caleb thought of trying to become a sommelier, but didn’t want to get too snobby with his wine. His spirit animal is an orca and his patronus is a hummingbird.
Morgan Johnston, Video Production Manager
Morgan is currently working towards a degree in Film at Grand Valley State University. From pre-production to post-production, she loves all the steps in the film making process and wants to be as involved as she can with helping create big-picture visions.
When she’s not behind a camera, she loves being involved in theatre and going on hikes. Growing up in West Michigan, water has always been a large part of her life, so the shores of Lake Michigan are some of her favorite places to be. She hopes after school to travel around the globe for film, helping capture all our world has to offer and experiencing different cultures.
Lucero Cantu, EMail Marketing Strategist
Lucero Cantu is a communications strategist looking for her niche at the intersection of communication strategy and political science. She graduated from the University of North Texas (UNT) with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During her time at UNT, Lucero helped build an IGNITE chapter from the ground up and later served as Vice President.
Lucero has spent her undergraduate and postgraduate career honing in her communications skills at xREZ Art + Science Lab. At ACC, Lucero conceptualizes and designs email marketing campaigns with the purpose of disseminating critical information and increasing audience engagement.
Logan Williams, Graphic Designer
Logan Williams is a Freshman at Towson University, where he is studying Law and American Civilization. Prior to attending college, he gained experience working in government and politics as a staffer for a Maryland Delegate, as well as numerous campaigns across the state. Logan's passion for politics led him to the field of communication, where he specializes in photography and graphic design.
With ACC, Logan hopes to effectively communicate the message of conservation through social media and design.
Alana Bannan, Social Media Contributior
Alana is a 19 year old college sophomore. She attends Washington State University where she is earning a double major in strategic communications and broadcast journalism as well as minors in Spanish in political science. She is passionate about ocean conservation and enjoys advocating for the cause in her role on ACC’s communications team. In her free team, she enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, and cheering for the OKC Thunder and Portland Blazers.
ronnie thompson, staff writer
Ronnie Thompson is currently a sophomore at the University of Georgia, where he studies political science and environmental law. He enjoys using his voice to promote conservative ideals in a variety of areas, particularly with regards to environmental and energy issues.
Since joining ACC, Ronnie has been published in a number of widely circulated outlets, including IJR and Townhall. He thoroughly enjoys aiding in ACC’s efforts to promote an environmental agenda built upon conservative principles of free markets and limited government.
Kirstin Liddell, Staff Writer
Kirstin is a Senior at Keuka College in New York where she majors in History and Political Science.
As the daughter of small business owners, she knows first hand the effects Big Government policies can have on the foundation of our society. As a resident of the small town of Waddington, New York she understands the importance of preserving the beauty of the Earth and protecting its resources, because “what would a small town be without its beauty?”
When Kirstin is not working in her parent’s restaurant you can find her tweeting, exploring her beautiful college town, or at a wine tasting.
David Acosta, Staff WRiter
David Saul Acosta is a graduate student at Harvard University, currently pursuing a masters degree in International Relations. He joined ACC as a staff writer to advance free market environmentalism and practical solutions through his active blogging and contributions to the ACC blog and social media platforms.
David is passionate about civic engagement and local politics, and as a resident of Miami-Dade County, has sought to actively participate in the political debates of his community. He currently serves as Political Action Director of Miami Young Republicans, where he facilitates political activism for members of the organization and highlights the platforms and ideals of the Republican Party on social media.
On his free time, you can find David cheering on the Miami Hurricanes or catching a symphony at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami’s urban arts district.
Meghan Miller, Staff Writer
Meghan Miller is a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she studied Corporate Leadership and minored in psychology and agriculture. During college, she served as a senator in MTSU’s Student Government Association and enjoyed volunteering around the community. She also served on the board at her local equestrian organization as the Communications Chair and the Volunteer Coordinator. Meghan is considering going to graduate school to study law, political science, or international relations.
Though she grew up in Michigan, Meghan currently resides in the south (but will always be a Yankee at heart). She loves hiking (duh), traveling anywhere and everywhere, showing horses, and is always in search of the world’s best chai tea latte. Meghan is excited to merge her passions for writing, civic engagement, conservative principles, and the earth into her role at ACC.
Charlie Bencivengo, Graphic Designer
Charlie Bencivengo is a senior at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, majoring in Digital Media and Minoring in music. His interests lie primarily in graphic design, but is also highly interested in 3D modelling and video editing.
Outside of digital media, he is also highly active in his school's choir, chamber choir, and is the director of Marist's only all - male a cappella group, Time Check. He also reads and writes any chance he can get.