About the Associate Board
The Let's Fix This Associate Board is comprised of college and graduate students who are motivated, invested, and connected. They're regular folks who want to help make this state better. They recognize that young voters simply don't turn out like they need to and that if they don't get involved they will have to live with the consequences of inaction for a very, very long time.
current associate board members
Leah Clemenson is a native Oklahoman, growing up in Edmond and currently residing in Norman. She is a senior at the University of Oklahoma (boomer!) where she studies Public Affairs and Administration with a double minor in Psychology and Nonprofit Organizational Studies. After progressing from a serial intern in OKC and DC, she is now a part-time Program Assistant for Goodwill's Supportive Services for Veteran Families. She believes in the power of advocacy and a well organized Excel spreadsheet to create impactful change. You can find her boring her friends with bureaucracy talk over pizza and local beer in Oklahoma City or, let's face it, binge watching Parks and Recreation.
Sinead Maguina was born in Huaraz, Peru, but has been a resident of Oklahoma since she was 5 years old. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate her degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science, with minors in Pre- Law and Public Policy, at the University of Central Oklahoma. After graduation, she plans to attend the Oklahoma City University School of Law to obtain her Juris Doctorate degree. She is the current President of the United Nations Association of OKC and serves on multiple executive boards in and out of campus. One of her most prized positions is being President of the American Democracy Project at UCO, which permits her to promote her passion of encouraging younger generations to be more civicly involved and aware of local and national legislative issues. Some of her other passions include gender equality and female empowerment.
Thomas Massenat was born and raised in the heart of Oklahoma City and is currently a Digital Cinema Production major at Oklahoma City Community College. Thomas got his start in political activism by leading a student protest of the education budget cuts proposed by the Oklahoma state legislature in May of 2016 and hopes to continue his advocacy work at OCCC by encouraging his classmates to become politically active. He spends his days in class, his evenings serving pizza at Hideaway on Automobile Alley, and his nights dawning a cowl, searching for crimes to solve...or maybe that's Batman. Either way, when it comes to fixing Oklahoma problems,Thomas is dedicated to being part of the solution.
Quincy Metcalf is from Jenks, Oklahoma and graduated from Jenks High School in 2014. She now resides in Stillwater Oklahoma and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Philosophy from Oklahoma State University and will graduate in May 2017. Quincy is the current President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature as well as the Vice-President of the OSU History club. Quincy used to work part time as a DJ, has interned with the OSU Museum of Art, and is now volunteering with the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank in their Public Policy department. Despite the current political climate, she believes in democracy and wants to eradicate voter apathy.
Trent Ratteree is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he lettered four years as a walk-on tight end for the Sooners. He graduated with a Multi-disciplinary Studies degree, which incorporated life sciences, African American studies, and Religious Studies. From there, Trent worked with youth in a Norman group home and then spent three years at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, as both a Youth Development Professional and a Teen Program Coordinator. He is now working towards a Master degree in Public Administration at UCO. He is Chair of the Graduate Affairs Committee in the Student Senate, as well as Treasurer for Pi Alpha Alpha, the Public Administration Honor's Society, Treasurer for UCO's delegation to the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, and Vice President and Co-Founder of One Campus Under Debt, a college debt awareness group for UCO students.
Elsa Ruiz is from Oklahoma City. She is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma studying Mass Communications-Professional Media with a minor in Leadership. Elsa is a part of the Leaders of Tomorrow leadership program at UCO. She also serves as President of the Hispanic American Student Association and is Chair of the Human Diversity committee for the University of Central Oklahoma Student Association. Ms. Ruiz is passionate about helping others, advocating, and learning about different cultures. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and eating.
INTERESTED IN JoinING the Associate Board?
If you are the kind of person who is willing to being a lighthouse of hope and chance among your peers - then we want to hear from you. You may be exactly what we're looking for.
To be considered for membership on the Let's Fix This Associate Board, please complete the form below. Associate Board members are expected to attend a majority of board meetings, and serve on at least one standing committee, attend Let's Fix This-sponsored events whenever possible and promote events on social media and within their circles of influence.