Richey Nguyen Delgado attended University of Houston. He is currently working as the Assistant Store Manager at Celine in Houston, TX. Richey has been a part of YLC for 6 years, as a mentor for 3 years (2011-2013), advisor for 2 years (2014,2017), Program Director in 2015, and board member since 2011. He has an everlasting passion for YLC. He believes that the platform of YLC to change students lives is one in a million. He loves country music, country dancing, playing flag football and golf, coffee shops, and spending time with his YLC family!
Samantha Le is a Registered Nurse working in the CVICU at Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Houston Baptist University, and she is currently pursuing her PNP degree. Samantha has been involved with YLC as a student, mentor, and general board member. This is her 9th year with YLC, and her first year on e-board. In her free time, Samantha enjoys trying new hobbies, catching up with friends, and planning the next trip on her bucket list.
Amanda Lynn graduated from the University of Houston in the Fall of 2016 with a B.S. in Retail & Consumer Science and Marketing. She currently works in Market Development for the financial tech company, HighRadius. Amanda has been involved with YLC as a mentor since 2018, but aims to contribute to the organization she has come to know and love for years to come. Amanda strives to continue and strengthen the traditions of YLC, as she believes it’s a transformative program that empowers the youth in our community. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new places to eat with friends, binge watching TV shows or podcasts and dreaming about new places to travel.
VP of Development & Treasurer
Josh graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with both a Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) and a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in the Business Honors Program (BHP) and Accounting. He currently works at Ernst & Young (EY) as a Consultant. Josh has been involved in YLC since 2017 as a mentor and general board member. He is passionate about mentoring and sharing his experiences with Asian American youth because he knows firsthand the importance of having people to look up to and to learn from. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and board games, cycling, watching Family Feud, and traveling to new places.
VP of External Operations
VP of Internal Operations
Thy is currently is a Physician Assistant at Texas Children’s Hospital in the department of Interventional Radiology. She graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch with a masters in Physician Assistant Studies and from the University of Houston with a bachelors in biology. Thy has been involved with YLC as a mentor and board member since 2012. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing flag football and snowboarding.
VP of Community Relations
Victoria Watanak attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She works as a 1st grade teacher in Houston ISD. Victoria’s dedication for teaching and volunteering with YLC is led by her passion for guiding students to be kind, confident, and strong problem solving leaders in the community. Victoria has been involved with YLC as a mentor and board member since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys bouldering, running, and visiting museums!
VP of Technology
Cindy is a Senior Merchandise Analyst at Charming Charlie. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Supply Chain Management. Cindy began her involvement at YLC in 2016 as a mentor and has expanded her involvement as a board member. On her free time, she enjoys spending time at coffee shops, exploring new hotspots and hobbies, playing sand volleyball, and using her ClassPass.
Co- Marketing & Events Specialists
Isaiah is currently in the Master of Science in Accountancy program at the University of Houston. He has been involved with YLC for 7 years, coming back as a student, volunteer, mentor, and now board member. He fell in love with YLC after making everlasting friendships his first year there. In his free time he likes to run, practice martial arts, cook, and relaxe with his pet cat, Athens.
Registrar & Secretary
Kat graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a B.A. in Business Administration, majoring in Supply Chain Management. She currently works at HP, Inc. as a Business Operations Analyst. Kat has been involved with YLC since 2014 and has served as a conference mentor (2014-2017) and an advisor (2018). She is passionate about YLC’s mission to empower and develop students’ leadership capabilities and is excited to begin her third year on Executive Board. In her free time, Kat loves traveling, reading, spending time with her fiance, close friends and family.