Dhru Gopaluni, Speaker of the House, is a rising senior at Stanford University studying Management Science & Engineering. Girls State was an incredible experience for her, and she is so honored to be able to give back to the organization and program that gave her so much. Dhruti hopes she can uphold the values and share the lessons she learned during her time as a citizen and a staff member.

Alli Williams: President of the Senate, attended Girls State in 2010. She graduated in 2015 from Auburn University with a Chemical Engineering degree and currently resides in Houston, where she works for ExxonMobil. Alli enjoys watching citizens grow through their experience at Girls State and hopes to instill an appreciation for the legislative process in each of this year’s Girls State Senators!

Emi Hobart: A 2014 citizen, Emi was nominated and selected for the House Floor Leader for the National Party. She attends Texas A&M University where she will be majoring in Political Science. Her favorite Girls State memory is making friends.

Sarah Lanford: A 2013 citizen, Sarah is a rising senior at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studies Government and Spanish. For the 2016 session of Girls State, she is serving as an L.A. in the House. Her favorite memory from Girls State was winning the Federalist party nomination for Chief Justice of the Court of Criminal Appeals and running down the gym aisles with her junior counselors.

Emma Watson: A 2015 citizen, Emma is headed to College Station in the fall to attend Texas A&M University to study Marketing and Environmental Science. Her favorite Girls State memories were made in the Bill Room and on the House floor as a citizen, and she hopes to make that true for future citizens.

Gennie Mansi: A 2015 citizen, Gennie will study Statistical Science at Baylor University in the fall. Girls State was an exceptionally thrilling experience for her, and she is thankful that she is returning to assist citizens as they grow and develop through the challenges presented to them in the House.

Top left: Sarah Lanford, Dhruti Gopaluni, Alli Williams, Emma Watson Bottom left: Gennie Mansi, Emi Hobart
Top left: Sarah Lanford, Dhruti Gopaluni, Alli Williams, Emma Watson Bottom left: Gennie Mansi, Emi Hobart