Meet Mikayla Mutscher, your Texas YG Program Coordinator! Mikayla is a current senior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Corporate Communication with a minor in Business Foundations. She joined the Texas YG state office in August and is excited to expand her professional experience through the program.
What drew you to Texas Youth and Government?
When I first heard about Texas Youth and Government, I immediately knew I wanted to be involved. I think this program is critical for middle school and high school students because it not only teaches them about government, but also how to be a more confident and independent person. Education about the function of government, and especially how to vote, is so important in today’s society and I believe this starts with our youth. Additionally, this program provides students with the confidence to express their opinions, the knowledge to communicate effectively, and the independence to explore societal issues they are passionate about.
What other internships have you had throughout college?
I interned with Susan G. Komen Austin as an Operations Intern in 2017 and with Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union as an Operations Intern this past summer (2018).
When you’re not busy with school and Texas YG, what do you do in your free time?
I volunteer with Susan G. Komen Austin on the Race for the Cure committee, I am a first-year student mentor for communication students at The University of Texas at Austin, I attend the Texas Longhorn football games, I play fetch with my pug puppy, and I enjoy trying new restaurants around Austin.
Share 3 fun facts about you.
I have two half-siblings, ages 4 and 8; I played the clarinet for 8 years throughout middle school and high school; and something on my bucket list is to travel to all 50 states!
Thank you for sharing, Mikayla! We’re very excited to have you on the Texas YG team.