Raised on a cattle ranch in Wichita Falls, Ms. Yandell moved to Austin in 2013 to attend the University of Texas where she earned a bachelor’s degree in government in 2017.
Ms. Yandell comes to Texas 2036 from the public affairs firm, ROSS communications. Prior to her tenure at ROSS, she worked in the Budget & Policy Division of the Office of Governor Greg Abbott where she focused on education issues, including school finance reform and school safety.
Before joining the Governor’s Office, Ms. Yandell served as a policy analyst with the Texans for Greg Abbott Campaign helping to develop campaign policy proposals. Her past experience also includes the Texas House, Texas Senate, University of Texas System Office of Governmental Relations and Texas Department of Agriculture.
Ms. Yandell is an active member of Capitol Republican Women and attends mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. She also remains active with the Texas FFA Association. She resides in Austin with her two cats, Reagan and Thatcher.