STRIVE Executive

Tyler Ashby

Tyler Ashby

Executive Director

Tyler oversees the organization’s operations and strategic planning to achieve STRIVE’s mission. He advises the student leaders on developing skills and achieving organizational goals, and manages donor relations. Tyler is a student at Oregon State University and the Objectivist Academic Center.

Thomas Duke

Thomas Duke

Editor-in-Chief

Thomas manages STRIVE’s publication, The Undercurrent, working with writers to prepare their pieces for publication while also writing pieces of his own. Thomas is a PhD student in communication where he also teaches several public speaking courses.

Sam Weaver

Sam Weaver

Director of Q&As

Sam is responsible for STRIVE’s Objectivism Q&A program. He schedules and hosts each event, and develops strategy for the program’s growth. Sam is a graduate student at Davidson College and the Objectivist Academic Center.

Mohamed Ali

Mohamed Ali

Programs Coordinator

Mohamed helps coordinate and lead STRIVE's student programs, including in-person conference events and online book clubs. Mohamed studies physics at The University of Rochester, enjoys reading classics of western literature, and is involved in several organizations to promote secularism, liberty and a culture of reason.

Tom Nowak

Tom Nowak

Programs Coordinator

Tom helps coordinate and lead STRIVE's student programs, including in-person conference events and online book clubs. He is focused on his career in civil engineering, and studies Objectivism in order to enable him to achieve his career goals. He also is keen to assist others in advancing their long-term goals through the use of Objectivist philosophy.

Aleksandra Skica

Aleksandra Skica

Programs Coordinator

Aleksandra helps coordinate and lead STRIVE’s student programs, including in-person conference events and online book clubs. She also assists with developing and maintaining the STRIVE website. Aleksandra studies computer science at Brooklyn College. She is interested in logic and the connection between humans and machines. In her free time, she enjoys running and studying Aristotelian philosophy.

STRIVE Board

Dr. Gregory Salmieri

Dr. Gregory Salmieri

Board Member

Greg is a part-time lecturer in philosophy at Rutgers University, and an Anthem Foundation Fellow in philosophy.

Dr. Eugena Gorlin

Dr. Eugena Gorlin

Board Member

Gena is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Andrew Layman

Andrew Layman

Board Member

Andrew is the Senior Director of Project Management at Salesforce IoT.

Jennifer Minjarez

Jennifer Minjarez

Board Member

Jennifer is a former student executive of STRIVE, and is currently a policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Ryan Puzycki

Ryan Puzycki

Board Member

Ryan is STRIVE's treasurer, a writer, analyst, and education consultant.

Joshua Windham

Joshua Windham

Board Member

Josh is an attorney at the Institute for Justice.

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