Youth Steering Committee

At Nevada95, we are proud to highlight our Youth Steering Committee! The youth are the driving forces behind our efforts and they lead the way for innovative conversation and opportunities to engage youth across Nevada!

Chloe Hartwell
Chloe H.

A Nevada native, Chloe is 15 years old and a junior in high school in Las Vegas. She stepped into the arenas of activism and volunteer work in her freshman year, having founded a social media account and group dedicated to spreading awareness about environmental issues. Beyond environmentalism, she has also been involved in youth-led efforts pushing for gun safety legislation. Chloe views Nevada95 as a great outlet to talk about and come up with solutions for the issues that affect young people across the state she calls home.

Oni B.

Oni B. is a rising sophomore at Rancho High School in Clark County, enrolled in the pre-med magnet program. She loves math and writing. When not in school, Oni runs track and plays soccer.  Currently, Oni is the goalkeeper for Albion SC Las Vegas. In 2021, Oni was selected to serve in the Nevada Youth Legislature, representing Senate District 2. She believes Nevada95 is a great outlet to meet other young people, promote youth civic engagement, and work on policy issues she cares about – including mental wellness, teen suicide, teen drug abuse, and animal cruelty.  

Trina Hoang
Trina H.

Trina is a junior in high school in the Las Vegas valley. She is an accomplished pianist of 10 years who now dedicates her time to preparing for a future in her education. She recently picked up her love for activism from a friend, now spending her time graphic designing for Nevada95 and a teen-run social media account. She is grateful to be a part of Nevada95, which offers great resources and opportunities as an organization that is for youth, by youth. Trina is interested in business, medicine, and law and would love a career that encompasses each of them.

Jaylin H.
Jaylin H.

Jaylin is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and holds bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Economics. Most of her background is in economic research and policy work. She loves working with and representing youth, especially within the realm of education. She is particularly passionate about empowering people through education, and she greatly believes in the power economic education has to improve our lives and positively shape the world around us. She is grateful and excited for this opportunity to support her community as a native Nevadan through Nevada95.

Zach B.
Zach B.

Zachary B. is a student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in the Spring of 2020 with both a traditional diploma and an International Baccalaureate diploma, which is one of the most rigorous academic options available to students in the world. 

Zach is passionate about international politics dating from his involvement in Model United Nations, where he won multiple awards and served as Secretary General for the State’s regional Competition. He is volunteering with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth to prioritize youth housing insecurity in Las Vegas; his efforts have resulted in contributions of some 50,000 food items and hundreds of unused clothing items, through local fundraisers.

Zach seeks to advance social justice and environmental policy through his work with the University’s student government and works to encourage peers to become more sustainable and conscious of their daily impacts on the lives of others. Whether it be his recognizable bamboo eating utensils or carrying groceries in his bare hands to avoid plastic bags, Zach seeks to make his day more environmentally friendly than the last. He hopes Nevada 95 can bring a conversation to these issues and start a systemic change for things that have long been avoided with he folks in government. 
Sage K.

Sage K. is a Senior at Spring Valley High School enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Her passion for global and community engagement has earned her the role of IB Council President and member of the NAIBWS Student Board. She and her team run mentorship programs, workshops, panels, the annual NAIBWS Student Leadership Conference, and more.

Sage also participates in extracurriculars including Model United Nations where she helps chair advanced committees at the annual LVMUN conference and competes regionally, Key Club
where she volunteers her time to the Las Vegas Community, The Grizzly Growler student newspaper where she edits social media and website design as well as writes stories about crucial issues within the community. Along with this, Sage also manages the youth outreach for the Las Vegas chapter of Bags to Beds which turns used plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. When not in school, Sage freelances as a Social Media and Content Coordinator for several clients in the health and wellness industry.

Sage sees Nevada 95 as an extremely influential force that will be able to make true change and amplify the voice of youth today. Sage has an interest and is involved in many issues of our
society including small businesses, homelessness, sustainability, and mental health. She believes that Nevada 95 is the place where she can bring issues to light and make a difference.