Noelle Mandell

Noelle Mandell

Age

25

Location

Houston, TX

Occupation

CEO, Texas Millennial Institute

Noelle has worked tirelessly on and off campus to promote the ideas of social and economic freedom. Despite her activism both internationally and across the country over the years, Noelle always felt most passionate about achieving a freer Texas. She formed groups centered around building liberty-oriented communities, bringing individuals from across Houston to hear speakers. She also planned numerous conferences highlighting freedom principles marketed to young people. She eventually saw a need for additional infrastructure to empower millennials to seek and promote ideas they care about, thus she co-founded the Texas Millennial Institute (TMI) and serves as the CEO.

In addition to her involvement in TMI, Noelle does field work and event planning in Texas with Americans For Prosperity and is the co-director of Deck the Halls, which is an annual parade and toy drive that celebrates diversity in Houston. She graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

What was the biggest factor in your success?

I attribute much of my success to the support I have from those closest to me. I couldn’t have gotten where I am today without the unwavering support from my family and friends. I am fortunate enough to have a strong network of individuals who have been behind and beside me every step of the way: helping me problem solve, giving me advice, coming together with me as a team, and supporting my endeavors in every way imaginable. A support system to compliment my dedication, drive, and passion has been instrumental.

What advice would you give to other millennials?

Surround yourself with good people, be loyal, have fun, and don’t let anything keep you down! When you face adversity, be innovative and approach your problems with solutions. Constantly question, seek knowledge, and refine your understandings and viewpoints. Challenge those around you to do the same. Be the change you want to see and take risks. Be interested in politics so one day you don’t have to be.

Does the GOP have a future and why?

Conservatives will have to abandon the notion that supporting economic freedom but not social freedom is acceptable. In order to survive, the GOP has to engage with young people, which means that the party needs to embody principles millennials agree with. As long as Republicans aren’t embracing the ways that culture is changing and aren’t adopting more inclusive and compassionate rhetoric, simply espousing support for limited government and personal liberty won’t be enough to grow the party and win elections.

2016 “30 Under 30” Award Winners

How millennials reacted to Trump's Inauguration Day: From optimism to anger

Hundreds of thousands of people descended upon the nation’s capital Friday morning to witness the swearing in of President...

Police officers: Obama did not support us during his presidency

Eight years goes by pretty fast Well that's if you exclude the select few million people with premium hikes...

Millennials hopeful for future after Trump's swearing-in

Friday was a day of celebration for thousands of Trump supporters who converged on the National Mall in Washington...

As a young leftist, I marched against war -- not words

In I was a young liberal high school student who saw that our nation was on the brink of...

Madonna at March: I considered blowing up the White House

If Liberals are trying to get their message across to the rest of the nation in ways that will...

Trump's gay presidency

By EDDIE SCARRY ESCARRY
On gay-related issues the news media couldn't have picked a Republican president more in...

A sign? Trump supporter extinguishes protestor fire

Today after President Donald Trump was sworn in as the th President of the United States protests erupted blocks...

Congratulations Mr. President, now protect my privacy rights

The millennial generation through the past several decades has lived through American presidencies that have been awful for privacy...

WhiteHouse.gov just changed over: Check it out

As soon as the swearing in of the th President of United States happened at noon WhiteHouse gov got...

House of Cards drops trailer minutes before Inauguration

Netflix's hit show House of Cards dropped their trailer for the newest season minutes before President-elect Donald Trump was...

Great parenting: 10-year-old starts fire outside pro-Trump event

Progressives know that they have to indoctrinate future activists while they're young and impressionable
A -year-old progressive activist...

Misguided 'Socialist Students' walk out in protest of Donald Trump

Students across the country will participate in a nationwide walkout today to protest the election of Donald Trump....

Katie Couric tries (and fails) to make Betty White bash Trump

It's easy for celebrities to bash Donald Trump. But Betty White isn't like most celebrities....

Thanks Obama and farewell to Our Dear Leader

After eight years we want to remember some of Our Dear Leader President Obama's greatest triumphs and some things...

NY Times report: Colleges are "economically segregated"

The New York Times recently released a report on income inequality at American colleges and universities and the results...

Inside the 'DeploraBall': Trump's biggest supporters invade DC

Of all the parties celebrating Donald Trump's victory none are as jubilant than those attending 'The DeploraBall The soir...

Website exposes millennials who take selfies at Holocaust memorial

Millennials taking selfies is a testament to how far the digital age has progressed However young people aren't particularly...

Irony: Women's March video says female baby's life matters

A video produced by the Women's March on Washington features women and other minorities saying why they will be...

Students to protest 'sexist' Trump by taking photos in their panties

A sorority at the University of Michigan plans to protest incoming President Donald Trump after his Friday inauguration Their...