Triangle Youth Leadership

Triangle Youth Leadership Services (TYLS) is a non-profit student organization founded nine years ago by a group of Park Scholars with a vision. They saw that high school students had the potential to be incredible leaders, but no one was teaching them the skills or pushing them forward. They established the Triangle Youth Leadership Conference (TYLC) to initiate positive community change through empowering youth to actively engage in local leadership, in turn sparking a chain-reaction that inspires them to continue this change at the local, state, and national level.


Our Team

Rosalynn Phan, Logistics Director

Rosalynn is a senior studying Chemical Engineering. At NC State, she is involved with the University Scholars Program, North Carolina Science Olympiad, and Musical Empowerment. This is Rosalynn’s fourth year with TYLC and her third year serving as Logistics Director. She formerly served as a small groups leader.

Ethan Lee, Small Groups Director

Ethan is a junior studying Biological and Agricultural Engineering. At NC State, he is involved in the professional Biological and Agricultural Engineering society and a competitive fountain engineering team. Ethan is an athletics coach and an educator at the Raleigh science museum. This is Ethan’s second year with TYLC. He formerly served as a small groups leader.

Jonathan Schertz, Outreach Director

Jonathan is a junior studying Computer Science with minors in Psychology and Middle East Studies. He is involved at NC State through the Computer Science Ambassadors and Boxing Club. He has been with TYLC since his freshman year working in the Outreach Department.

Hannah Wright, Outreach Committee

Hannah is a junior studying Fashion and Textile Brand Management and Marketing. At NC State, she is the Director of Leisure and Recreation for Union Activities Board, a Member Services Specialist at Carmichael Gym, an executive assistant for Pack Fashion magazine, and a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. This is Hannah’s second year with TYLC. She previously served as the Social Media Director.

Grace Baucom, Outreach Committee

Grace is a freshman studying Agroecology and Extension Education and minoring in Spanish. At NC State, she is a Sustainability Steward, a member of the University Scholars Program, and the Marketing Assistant for the Zero Waste Wolves club. Grace attended the Triangle Youth Leadership Conference when she was in high school and loved it – she can’t wait to make this year’s conference the best one yet! 

Elise Romola, Logistics Committee

Elise is a sophomore studying Marketing and Public  Relations. At NC State, she is a member of the University Scholars Program, serves as a Poole College of Management Student Ambassador, and is the Marketing Department Head for the Krispy Kreme Challenge. This is Elise’s second year with TYLC, having previously served as a small group leader.

Nolan Geer, Outreach Comittee

Nolan is a freshman studying the double major of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. He has background in community service from high school, and he is happy to once again serve his community.