Meet the Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team 


Danny Zeng 


Danny Zeng

Classification: Senior

Major: Government, Finance

Hometown: Houston, Texas

I’m a Republican because…

“I fundamentally believe that a free market economy, unfettered by unnecessary government regulations and onerous taxation, is the best way to grow the economy, create jobs and elevate the standard of living for all people. As someone who spent his childhood years in China, I can tell you from personal experience that this country, comparatively speaking, has more opportunities than one of the world’s oldest, continuous civilizations. I want to fight for and conserve our fine traditions of self-government, separation of powers, institutions of checks and balances, federalism, and our Constitution’s affirmation for individual liberty for our posterity. As it stands now. the GOP is the only Party that unwaveringly stands for these founding principles that ensure universal freedom and prosperity”

Extracurricular Activities: College Republicans! Duh…also serve as a mentor for elementary school children; former Financial Director for Helping Hornz; former committee chair and member of The Senate of College Councils; Liberal Arts Council; Orientation Advisor for Class of 2016; Freshmen Leadership Organization; interned for Texas Public Policy Foundation

Favorite Places to Eat in Austin: Plucker’s! Gordough’s, Chuy’s, Maudie’s, Hoa Hoa

Favorite Places to Study: Mil Lab, Reliant (McCombs), CLA Student Lounge, PCL

Favorite Quote: 

“I found that the men whose reputation for wisdom stood highest were nearly the most lacking it, while others who were looked down on as common people were much more intelligent” – Socrates

Career Goals: President and CEO of my own company, community leader, and elected public servant

Amy Nabozny

Vice President 

Amy Nabozny

Classification: Sophomore

Major: History

Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan

I am a Republican because…

“It is the only political party that is a serious vehicle for promoting liberty and personal responsibility in government. Additionally, as a woman, I refuse to be constantly victimized and told how and what to think politically. As a Republican I feel empowered, not marginalized”

Extracurricular activities: Last semester I worked for State Representative Phil King. Currently I am the Central Region Vice Chair for the state federation of College Republicans. Outside the political arena, I am a DJ for UT’s student radio station KVRX.

Favorite Places to Eat: Hopdoddy

Favorite places to Study: 6th floor of PCL

Favorite Quote:

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, its time to pause and reflect” -Mark Twain

Career Goals: Fighting for justice and liberty in whatever way, shape, or form I can.

Daniel Hung

Executive Director 

Daniel Hung

Classification: Senior

Major: Plan II Honors/ Government Honors/ History/ Asian Studies

Hometown: Rancho Viejo, Texas

I am a Republican because…

“Growing up in fear of China as a child of Taiwanese immigrants, I came to believe that the United States of America needs to protect free and democratic countries around the world from totalitarian regimes. I love America for all the opportunities there are and the promise that through hard work, anyone can succeed. I am a Republican, because I want to protect the principles that make America the greatest country in the world.”

Extracurricular activities: President of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society); Vice President of Phi Alpha Theta-Beta Chapter (National History Honor Society);

District Governor (Texas) of Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association; Student Government Faculty Council on Financial Aid- Council Member; formerly employed with offices of  State Representative Hilderbran, State Senator Estes, and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.

Favorite Places to Eat: Hopdoddy Burgers, Korea House, Franklin’s BBQ,

Favorite places to Study: Wendys, on my own, where it’s quiet

Favorite Quote:

“An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”- MLK

Career Goals: Texas State Legislator/ Corporate Lawyer

Clay Olsen

Communications Director  

Clay Olsen

Classification: Junior

Major: Finance. Minoring in Accounting

Hometown: Argyle, Texas

I’m a Republican because…

“In the current chapter of our country’s history, the Constitution and our liberties are under constant attack. I stand as a Republican because I believe that it is the side that defends our liberty and the liberties of generations to come. The great leaders that brought this nation into existence did not take lightly the trampling of each individuals’ God given rights, and neither will I.”

Extracurricular Activities: Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX), University Securities Investment Team (USIT), Stone Volunteer

Favorite places to eat in Austin: HoppDoddy, Home Slice, PTerrys, Rudy’s

Favorite place to study: Battle Hall, Reliant

Favorite Quote:

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a lamb; I am afraid of an army of lambs led by a lion.” -Alexander the Great

Career goal: Pursue a career in investment banking or commercial banking.

Tyler J. Ryska

Administrative Director 

Tyler Ryska

Classification: Senior

Major: Business Management

Minor: Government

Hometown: Clovis, CA

I am a Republican because…

“I believe in the American Dream. I believe in little Government except for promoting Freedoms and Liberties for all. I believe businesses can make better use of their profits than giving more to the Federal Government through taxation. My Christian background also tends to follow the same social issue platform of the Republican Party.”

Extracurricular Activities: Member of the UT Austin College Republicans, State Treasurer for the Texas Federation of College Republicans, Intern at the Republican Party of Texas, work at TCBY on MLK, and attend the Austin Stone Community Church.

Favorite Places to eat in Austin: Salt Lick Barbecue, Truluck’s, Hula Hut and Gourdough’s

Favorite Places to study: The Union, Coffee Bean on Lamar, and just back at my place

Favorite Quote:

 “The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

-Ronald Reagan

Career Goals: I would either like to get into business or go to law school and become a district attorney. Later in life, I would like to become an elected official hopefully in Washington, D.C.

Caroline Manning

Activities Director

Finance Director – Vacant


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