Nicholas Lindquist, National Policy Director

Nick is a Senior at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, pursuing his bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communications. He plans on continuing his education by obtaining an MBA.

Nick is driven by a passion for politics and motivated by engaging in marketing and entrepreneurship opportunities. 

While serving as a DECA Officer for ESM High School and New York’s 9th Competitive Region, he competed in two international DECA Conferences and organized a number of various projects and events. Nick then started his own company, using the skills he learned as a DECA officer to produce and enable strategic visions to create success. In the business world, he is currently a brand consultant for a myriad of thriving organizations. 

Politics and public policy have become a growing passion for Nick more recently. He is developing the necessary skills he needs to interact in the political arena, especially in the area of environmental policy by enacting pragmatic solutions. Nick hopes to combine his passion for business and passion for politics to create a driving force for change.

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Riley Jensen, federal policy advisor

Riley has worked with ACC on the Policy team since the organization's founding. A member of the Cherokee nation and a fifth generation Oklahoman, she has deep roots and is proud to call the Sooner State home. Riley is a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma and is pursuing a degree in Public Administration. She is a member of the President’s Leadership Council and Sigma Kappa.

Riley got her start in politics through the 2016 election, immersing herself in county-wide campaign efforts. Since then, she has been a writer for Future Female Leaders and at one point served as a Cabinet Member for the organization. Through the 2018 midterms, she served as a grassroots coordinator for Matt Pinnell’s Lieutenant Governor campaign. After a successful election night, Riley joined Lieutenant Governor Pinnell's staff at the state capitol as the Director of Constituent Services. In her free time she can be found hunting or target shooting, eating Mexican food, or petting dogs. Riley attributes her career path to the many people who have seen her potential and helped her get where she is today.



Landon Jones, Federal Policy Advisor

Landon Jones is a sophomore Political Science student at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. Landon has advocated positions on many political issues on campus and around Illinois, including promoting Free-Market Environmentalism. He has spoken with leaders in Illinois and Congress from both sides of the aisle to find responsible solutions. Enviornmentalism is a passion adopted from his father and grandfather who both currently work to create a cleaner Earth. 

Currently, Landon wishes to use his skills to further our understanding of enviornmental issues from a conservative perspective. He also works with his university’s YAF, writes political commentary, and researches the connection between Christianity and politics. In his free time, Landon will read books, act in theatrical productions, and watch the same twenty films over again.


Rachael Oury, Regional Policy Advisor

Rachael graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Integrated Studies, Business Administration, and Public Policy. Previously, she served as the Chair of the Baylor College Republicans chapter, in addition to serving on the state board of the Texas Federation of College Republicans where she oversaw PAC and fundraising initiatives. She studied and contrasted U.S. and Chinese environmental policy within the Global Environmental Leadership Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she was later selected to present her research as a URSA Scholar. Rachael has been resident to Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Texas, and now Washington D.C. Having many roots in Wisconsin, she has been highly involved in volunteering for various campaigns across the state; including, the Re-Elect Scott Walker campaign.

When she is not working, Rachael most enjoys travel or daydreaming about travel. Her goal is to reach 30 countries by age 30. 

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chris nowicki, Regional Policy advisor

Chris is a sophomore finance and political science major at the University of Notre Dame originally from Madison, Wisconsin. Chris has been increasingly involved in politics since high school, founding his schools Young Republicans Club.

He is a current campus representative for Conservatives for Environmental Reform and hopes to increase his political involvement in the months and years to come. Chris enjoys cycling, exploring our nation’s national parks, and reading classic novels. When not outside or reading, you can find Chris rooting for Notre Dame and the Green Bay Packers.



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Jacob Veitch, Policy Intern

Jacob Veitch is a May 2018 graduate from the University of Maryland, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics. Before joining the ACC team, Jacob served as an intern for the Departments of Homeland Security and State and the Office of Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13). He also served as State Chairman of the Maryland Federation of College Republicans from 2017 - 2018.

Today, Jacob serves full-time as an analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C., serving federal agencies by addressing strategy and technology concerns. He is proud to leverage his expertise on public policy, federal budget, and homeland security in the context of the ACC's energy and conservation missions.



Trevor Knapp, Regional Policy advisor

Trevor is a junior at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. An Ohio native, Trevor has spent most
of his life enjoying the outdoors. He is an avid marathon runner, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Trevor is
interested in finding commonsense economic solutions to the 21 st century energy problems we face in
our nation today.

With this interest, Trevor contributes to the policy team providing in depth research
regarding policy issues that benefit the United States in reaching a balanced and clean energy future. As
well as being a student at Ohio State, Trevor has had experience working on various federal and
statewide campaigns, such as Senator Rob Portman and Congressman Steve Stivers.