Katya Ehresman is a rising Junior studying government and public policy. A firm believer that every person deserves a voice in politics and voting does that, Katya loves thinking about ways to fight for voting rights and stop voting wrongs. When she’s not working on civic engagement, Katya can be found unsuccessfully trying to teach her dog to play fetch.
Hi! My name’s Mariana, and I’m a second-year IRG and English major (subject to change? But maybe not? Life’s confusing) from Frisco, Texas. The most important things in my life are Mexico, my google calendar, dogs, Toni Morrison’s books, and bubble wrap, in that order.
I was involved with TX Votes during the 2016-2017 school year and served as the Event Planning Committee Co-Chair. After graduating in the Spring of 2017, I’ve been working for a Texas State Senator and continue to be active in the Austin political and legislative community.
I first got involved with TX Votes through the Civic Engagement Alliance in the fall of 2016. After graduating in May 2018, I became the K-12 Development VISTA volunteer at the Annette Strauss Institute, which allowed me to continue my academic studies through an Economics honors thesis that investigated student voting behaviors. During this time, I served as the Nonpartisanship Committee Chair during the 2018-2019 school year. Nowadays, I am an active member of the League of Women Voters – Austin Area, happily registering voters when I can and helping out with the League’s First Vote Project.