Teen Ambassadors


• Represent your peers at the local, state and national levels.

• Meet and work with like-minded youth from across the state.

• Travel the state to lead and participate in tobacco prevention events.

Apply to become a Teen Ambassador!

Become one of the top leaders in tobacco prevention in Texas!

Applications for the 2018-2019 Teen Ambassador term are now available and we want YOU to apply!


Applications are due Friday, August 10, 2018 by 12:00pm, NOON.


Click here to download the application and then scroll down to check out this year's Teen Ambassadors!!

Jenna Prachyl

City: Ennis 
School: Ennis high school

Hobbies: I love playing volleyball, coloring, and watching Netflix.
Celebrity crush: My celebrity crush is Jensen Ackles 
Favorite sauce: My favorite sauce is ketchup because it goes with almost everything

Zay Allen

City: Tyler, TX
School: John Tyler HS

Grade: 11th

Hobbies: god, football, studying, Netflix

Celebrity crush: SZA

Favorite sauce: sweet and sour sauce, it's my favorite because why not have two unique things in one flavor?

Jordan Booker

City: Humble
School: Humble High School

Grade: 12th
Hobbies: I love playing football , running track , and DJing at various events 
Celebrity crush: Allison Felix 
Favorite sauce: Mango Habañero because it’s hot but I still get a sweet tangy flavor as well

Jasmine Bryson

 City: Lone Star 
School: Jefferson High School
Grade: 11th
Hobbies: shopping, cheerleading, playing the clarinet, crafts, watching Netflix & Hulu, music, dancing, laughing with friends, & singing.
Celebrity crush: Dak Prescott, Chance The Rapper, and Quavo.
Favorite sauce: Ranch, because it tastes good on almost everything!


Kiara Upshur

City: El Paso
School: Clint Early College Academy
Grade: 11th
Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, binge watching Netflix, procrastination, being  creative & making arts and crafts.
Celebrity crush: Russ & SZA 
Favorite sauce: BBQ because it is tangy and zesty

Ruben Garza

School: Harold T Branch Academy
Grade: 11th
Hobbies: playing yu-gi-oh, watching netflix, studying, hanging out with friends, taking selfies, I also LOVE to eat dirt cake.
Celebrity crush: Halsey
Favorite sauce: Alfredo

Gilberto Penunurii

City: El Paso

School: Cathedral High School

Grade: 11th

Hobbies: Dance bachata, running, music, friends, sports and netflix.

Celebrity crush: Eva Mendes

Favorite sauce: Valentina, I love spicy sauces.

Katherine Garza

City: Edinburg
School: Johnny G. Economedes High School
Grade: 11th
Hobbies: Photography, painting, playing instruments, hunting, fishing, dollar collecting, motor sports, drawing, watching movies, eating, and listening to music.
Celebrity crush: Zac Efron!!!
Favorite sauce: My favorite sauce is alfredo because it is the best thing with spaghetti

Audra Kennedy

City: Wichita Falls
School: Iowa Park High School
Grade: 12th
Hobbies: Piano, watching F•R•I•E•N•D•S or Gilmore Girls,  coffee. Loving Jesus with all my heart.
Celebrity crush: Jared Padalecki
Favorite sauce: Chick•fil•a sauce (I cannot get enough)

Leah Bernal

City: Bryan
School: Bryan High
Grade: 10th
Hobbies: Singing, Guitar, Makeup, Church, Friday Night Lights, Netflix, burgers.

Celebrity crush: Shawn Mendes, Ryan Reynolds
Favorite sauce: Mustard because there's no calories ;)


Kellen Kruk

City: Lufkin
School: Pineywoods Community Academy
Grade: 11th
Hobbies: Basketball, tennis,Friday Night Lights, and Domino's Pizza!
Celebrity crush: Jennifer Lawrence 
Favorite sauce: Marinara

Drake Sotelo

City: Odessa, TX
School: Permian HS (GO MOJO)
Grade: 12th
Hobbies: Acting & make up
Celebrity crush: Beyonce
Favorite sauce: BBQ sauce because it's amazing

Ashton Baker
TA College Consultant

City: San Marcos
School: Texas State University 
Grade: Freshman 
Hobbies: walking, sleeping, homework, Watching Netflix, and adulting
Celebrity crush: A$AP Rocky & Zendaya
Favorite sauce: Cane sauce because it's the best.

Carlos Vela
TA College Consultant

City: Corpus Christi
School: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi 
Grade: Freshman
Hobbies: Working out, photography, eating, sleeping, netflixing, studying, Grey's Anatomy
Celebrity crush: Shawn Mendes/Ariana Grande
Favorite sauce: All sauces, If I had to choose one: Alfredo.

Karla Rodriguez
TA College Consultant

City:  Austin

School: The University of Texas at Austin

Grade: Freshman
Hobbies: painting, procrastinating, watching scary movies, dabbing, and making super bad puns.
Celebrity crush: Bevo XV, Hook Em, Ashley Graham.
Favorite sauce: salsa verde, cause I need a little SPICEy in my life.

Nathaniel Fomby
TA College Consultant

City: Austin
School: Concordia University - Texas 
Grade: Junior 
Hobbies: Theatre, music, work, food, Netflix, napping 
Celebrity crush: Zendaya 
Favorite sauce: Chick-fil-A, Honey BBQ, MooYah sauce, Freddy’s Fry sauce, Ranch, Sweet and Sour, homemade sauces.

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