MEET OUR ADVISORS
An impactful and experienced group of individuals who provide their insight to the leaders of Next Generation Politics.
Mike Floyd, a native Texan and Houstonian, was elected to the Board of Trustees of Pearland ISD at 18-years-old, becoming one of the youngest elected officials in the United States. A 2017 graduate of Glenda Dawson High School, Mike attends the University of Houston Honors College where he is majoring in Political Science. As one of the youngest elected officials in the country, Mike has been interviewed by local, state and national media, proving that young people can be adept and informed on serious issues. A former congressional campaign staffer, a former state representative campaign manager, and the former south-east Texas grassroots manager for the Bernie 2016 campaign, Mike has experience and knowledge in campaigning and in governing. “The older generations have dropped the ball. It’s time for new leadership and real change in Texas and the U.S.”
Joshua Lafazan became one of the youngest elected officials in the history of New York State when at 18 years of age he was elected to the Syosset School Board of Education, receiving 82% of the vote in May of 2012. Joshua was re-elected in 2015. He is a TEDx speaker, and the author of “Political Gladiators: How Millennials Can Navigate the 21st Century Political Minefield and WIN!” Joshua graduated in May of 2017 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management. In 2016, Joshua graduated with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from the Cornell University ILR School
Connor is a student at Harvard University, who is studying economics and government. His life motto is to “work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” and he does this through leading a variety of non-profit initiatives, leveraging efforts to implement policy changes, and always analyzing problems at their root cause to assess potential solutions. He has worked as an Aide to the Governor in Constituent Services as well as a Project Manager at Project 351 and an intern at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and City Year. He hopes to work in a policy and/or governmental capacity some day, but he plans to start in impact investing, strategy consulting, or corporate philanthropy. Beyond this work, Connor runs for the varsity cross country and track and field teams at Harvard, and he enjoys walks with his dog and weekend trips with his friends.
JC Unser is currently a student at Emory University where he is studying finance and computer science. Stemming from his love for politics and desire to enact change, Unser was involved in the early stages of Next Generation Politics alongside the organization’s founder, Ryan Adell. While in high school, Unser was the President of his school’s Debate Club, Vice President of the Academy of Finance, and an officer in the DECA Club. He is passionate about engaging the youth in the political process, and fostering discussion amongst Gen Z’s. On the side, Unser works as a college admissions consultant and manager at CollegeVine — an EdTech start-up that aims to level playing field in college admissions. He enjoys the outdoors, reading memoirs, and having philosophical discussions.