At State Conferences last January and February, YMCA Texas Youth and Government students elected a new slate of officers to serve them during the 2018-2019 program year.  We’ll be featuring an interview with each officer on our blog in upcoming weeks.  Thanks to our Youth Lt. Governor, Chris Tian, for sharing these remarks!

What are some of your primary goals (personal and related to the program as a whole) for your time as Lt. Governor?

My primary goal for the program as a whole is to create a more widespread and interconnected YG program throughout Texas. My vision coincides with Aayush’s to incorporate more schools and delegations into this organization. I feel that YG has been categorized as a political activist debate club only, but that’s not the case. It’s much more than that, and the amount of change that the three days at State made me go through only goes to prove that. As for my personal goals, I want to recreate the fun and exciting experiences that I’ve been through for everyone else in this program, and as the Lt. Governor, I’ll also work hard practicing and getting the procedures right in order to carry out my duties in the Senate.

Share a favorite YG memory.

My favorite YG memory would have to be the moments I spent personally campaigning and approaching others to talk about their own experiences in the program. I’m really not a really extroverted person, so it truly was exciting to push myself out there, and I can see that my efforts were pretty successful.

What are some of your summer plans?

Definitely to work, but before that, I’ll need to finish up driving lessons and finish preparing for the SAT. I’m also looking to start a few personal projects of my own, but that’s a secret. . .

How long have you been playing your ukulele?  Favorite songs?

I got it near New Years, I picked it up and started playing with it a bit. I’d been playing for around a month before State. My favorite songs would be Hey There Delilah and Shape of You. Actually, during the end of the second night and the third day of State, my thumb started bleeding since I wasn’t used to strumming so much!