INNOVATORS AROUND TEXAS
“The Republic of Music” represents the community of listeners, members, artists and other supporters who make KXT and the North Texas music scene special. In The Republic of Music, everyone is welcome, everyone is equal and everyone has a voice. It’s the non-physical place where we’re all about the music — where listeners, members, artists and more come together to make KXT possible.
Student Research Week at Texas A&M University
Student Research Week at Texas A&M University was founded in 1994. What began as a one-day affair, is now a week-long celebration. Texas A&M University is one of the premiere research institutions in the country, which makes Student Research Week a revered and celebrated Aggie tradition.
Kaitlyn Romoser joined the Criscitiello Lab at Texas A&M University in September of 2018 during her junior year at Texas A&M. After graduating in 2019, Romoser joined the lab full-time. Romoser has a passion for all animals, with a love for researching marine mammals. As a research assistant, Romoser works with other researchers to study a range of animals from mice to sea lions.
Joseph Johnson has been connected to The Gardens at Texas A&M University since his time as an Aggie in the 80's.
When The Gardens opened, Johnson left his previous position to come back to Texas A&M in July 2016 to oversee the garden’s construction, maintenance and management. Johnson also plays a pivotal role in implementing the future phases that will inclusivelyr restore, preserve and develop nearly 27 acres into a variety of themed spaces for teaching, research, extension/outreach for community involvement and enjoyment.
Jonathan Weisman is a well-known figure in the Houston nightlife scene. After owning and operating night clubs for 20 years, Weisman decided to switch his career to something that allowed him to spend more time with his family. After building and scaling multiple businesses throughout the 2010s, Weisman founded JWeisMarketing in Sugarland, Texas. JWeisMarketing works with a variety of business in the Houston area by using a funnel method to succesfully increase each business's digital presence.
Jessica Rae Spence
Jessica Rae Spence recently completed her master's degree at Texas A&M University. Throughout her time at Texas A&M, she was a university fellow for Field of Hope and visited Uganda for her thesis research. Primarily, she works with the farmers in Uganda to implement Field of Hope's plans. Spence also takes breathtaking photos, for FIeld of Hope as well as for her personal business. Currently, Spence serves as the Strategic Communications Specialist for Field of Hope, as well as the Program Coordinator for The Borlaug Institute at Texas A&M.
Draper Startup House is proudly part of the Draper Ecosystem, started by venture capitalist, Tim Draper. Katie Russel, co-founder of Draper Startup House; got her start in the Draper Ecosystem by participating in Draper University, a pre-accelerator program for early-stage entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Russel currently works out of the Draper Startup House's United States headquarters in Austin, Texas.
Draper Startup House is proudly part of the Draper Ecosystem, started by venture capitalist, Tim Draper. Daniel Wiegand, co-founder of Draper Startup House; got his start in the Draper Ecosystem by participating in Draper University, a pre-accelerator program for early-stage entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Wiegand currently works out of the Draper Startup House's United States headquarters in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Tobin Redwine
Dr. Tobin Redwine worked at Texas A&M University for 11 years as an academic advisor and later as a proffesor. Any of Dr. Redwine's students will tell you plenty of stories about his music mondays, word wednesdays or simply just his impact on everyone he interacted with. Currently, Dr. Redwine works as a Learning Analyst Functional Leader for Vivayic. Dr. Redwine left his position at Texas A&M to help and influence people globally through his work with Vivayic.
Dr. Jeff Gwyn
Dr. Jeff Gwyn has worked for a variety of agriculture and plant breeding organizations over his 30 year career. Currently, Dr. Gwyn works as the Program Director for the International Wheat Yield Partnership Partnership (IWYP), a consortium of public and private institutions from around the world
that employs a unique new model for the funding, execution and coordination of large
international research agendas. He is responsible for the overall administration and operations,
and most importantly is charged with coordinating the IWYP Science Program to ensure that the
milestones and goals of IWYP are achieved by pushing discoveries from the research phase
through to the delivery of new significantly higher yielding germplasm to wheat breeding
programs worldwide. This includes the management of a centralized downstream development
platform to collect and integrate the research discoveries, as well as drive the generation of
Anne received a Bachelor of Arts in animal behavior from Southwestern University in 2005 and a Master of Science in Biology from Sam Houston State University in 2011. Anne originally planned to attend veterinarian school, but fell in love with research and found her place here after working as a histopathology technician for a year. Anne's research involves a benchtop model of equine synovitis in which they are trying to elucidate the function of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the inflamed equine joint. The goal of this research is to determine how MSCs can contribute to cartilage/joint tissue repair after injection. Through various projects, Anne and other researchers strive to improve the efficacy of stem cell therapy for clinical applications. Anne is enthusiastic, gregarious, optimistic and hopes that these qualities, combined with her technical skills, can help her make a difference in the scientific community.
Alexa Major Wilcox
Alexa Major Wilcox currently serves as the Executive Director for Field of Hope. Wilcox was the first university fellow for Field of Hope while she was getting her master's degree at Oklahoma State University. In her role for Field of Hope, she implements, oversees and coordinates the organization's efforts in Uganda and other territories globally.
Rounders Card Club
Dr. Holli Leggette-Archer
Dr. Jack Elliot
Dr. Ben Neuman
Dr. Thomas Iliffe