About This Chapter
AF-Austin: Run Locally or Di(v)e Trying
Should you run for local office? Join AF-Austin as we close down Darwin's Piano Bar for a private discussion and drinks. Clinton Rarey put his money where his mouth is...
AF-Austin: Why the sudden drop, Austin?
The city of Austin has dropped from #1 to #40 as best cities to live in 4 short years. Come learn why and what we can do to stop the...
AF-Austin: The Entrepreneur Happy Hour with JC Glancy
Do you ever get the itch to jump ship from the 9-5 and start your own business? Join us for a fun and engaging happy hour and discussion with JC...
Ivy El-Zaatari is the Chapter Leader of AF-Austin. Ivy is a political junkie, high dollar fundraiser and professional trainer. At the start of her career, she attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she was heavily involved in her local political jungle, aiding campaigns as well as running the College Republican club and managing the ice hockey team. At 21 years old, she left Colorado to run the youth effort for Mary Thomas for Congress where her youth campaign knocked on 35,000 doors and made 70,000 phone calls. The Leadership Institute then hired Ivy as their director of the Youth Leadership School, where she traveled the country to educate inspired college activists that wanted the tools to win. Her passion and effort in this role soon prompted her to work as the Executive Assistant to Senator Rand Paul and the Director of RandPAC. Taking a step back from politics, Ivy decided to finish her degree and work in the private business space as the area manager for Amazon’s logistics facility in Grand Prairie among other private ventures. Eventually succumbing to the tugging of her heartstrings for liberty, she joined Young Americans for Liberty as the Development Manager. Currently, Ivy runs Ivy League Consulting LLC where she helps individuals and organizations grow their fundraising base and build out the systems and structures to be successful. Originally born in Lebanon, Ivy has been a strong advocate for individual liberty and hopes to see the power of the State dissolve in her lifetime. In her free time Ivy’s newest project is the creation of a nonprofit, HEALED, that seeks to help those who struggle with PTSD through an alignment of their mental, physical and spiritual health.