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Local STRIVE & Objectivist Campus Clubs



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    Tucker Lovin
  • University of Arizona – Tucson
    Jennifer Minjarez
  • University of Rochester
    Mohamed Ali


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STRIVE Executive

Jennifer Minjarez

Head of Student Executive

University of Arizona – Tucson

Jennifer serves as Head of Student Executive for STRIVE. She works closely with the other Student Executives to ensure that the STRIVE programs grow and continually provide value to students and professionals.

She attends the University of Arizona, where she majors in Economics and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL). After graduation she plans to pursue a career as a policy analyst.

Jennifer first read Ayn Rand when she was studying abroad in Japan as a high school junior. Rand’s philosophical framework became integral to Jennifer’s understanding of Japanese and American culture. Since that time she has been an avid activist for Individualism.

Celeste Hook

VP of Marketing and Communication

Okanagan College

Celeste is the VP of Marketing and Communication for STRIVE. As a visual artist, musician, and theatre-lover (she was Stage Manager for various local productions, and even wrote, composed, and directed her own fairy-tale musical in high-school) she is enthusiastic about finding creative and appealing ways to market STRIVE’s programs and content.

Presently, Celeste is a student of philosophy at Okanagan College in Kelowna, British Columbia. She discovered Objectivism at an early age, and it has had a profoundly positive impact on her life, also inspiring in her a lasting passion for philosophy. In the long-term, she intends to pursue an intellectual career.

Her hobbies include reading and songwriting. Three of her favorite things are historical literature, Elvis Presley and Disneyland.

Cassandra Berres

VP of Mentorship Programs

Mills College

Cassandra works with STRIVE to coordinate the monthly mentor webinars, as well as the one-on-one mentoring program. Her goal is to connect driven students with successful professionals guided by philosophical principles. She attends Mills College in Oakland, CA, where she studies Psychology and Computer Science. She plans to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology. Her personal interests include health and wellness, choral music, and literature.

Tyler Ashby

VP of Objectivism Q&As

Clackamas Community College

As VP of Objectivism Q&A’s, Tyler facilitates conversations between students and Objectivist intellectuals on a variety of topics.

Tyler is a student of psychology with a particular interest in cognitive science. He intends to study the mind in order to promote rational principles.

In his free time, Tyler hosts the Youtube podcast “Objectivist Discussions”, and attends the Objectivist Academic Center.

Phillip Petty

Mentorship Programs Assistant

University of Houston

Phillip maintains the STRIVE website as well as assisting Cassandra with the Mentor Q&A program.

He is a student of physics at the University of Houston, and hopes to design navigation and control systems for space vehicles.

When not studying, Phillip likes to figure out how things work, exercise, and read books.


Thomas Duke

Editor-in-Chief, The Undercurrent


Thomas is a PhD student in communication at the University of Alabama where he also teaches several public speaking courses.