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Mrs. Young holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah, with areas of emphasis in Gerontology and Educational Psychology. She was a first-generation student, enrolling in college for the first time in her mid-thirties. At 36, she was a scholarship athlete at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, earning the awards of both team Defensive MVP and All-Conference Defensive player as goalkeeper on the Women’s Lacrosse team. Mrs. Young graduated with distinction, including memberships in several university and national honors societies.
A native of Utah, Marti Young is a longtime mountain sports and outdoor enthusiast. The Youngs are avid skiers, hikers and mountain bikers. Marti has been a competitor in a range of sports throughout her life, including gymnastics, court sports, and rodeo, to name a few. She ran her first full marathon on her 40th birthday and has run in several events since then.
Marti and Mike live with their son, four (and sometimes five) dogs, and four horses at their farm in Brazos County.
Arriving in College Station from Moscow, I was a bit lost. I had my husband and children, but my friends were far away and my language skills made it difficult for me to make new friends. Joining the TAMU Women’s Club opened doors for me. In the TAMU Women’s Club you can find something for everyone no matter what their age, profession or country of origin. The different interest groups provide opportunities to learn new things and meet new people.
My new friends have given me wonderful travel ideas and exposed me to the arts in the area. Through the special programs and interest groups I have come to understand and love the culture and traditions of Texas and the U.S. The many new friends I have made have helped me polish my English skills and develop self-confidence. I especially enjoy the Arts and Culture Group because of my love of music and painting. Ladies in the Arts and Culture group were a big stimulus for me to open my own gallery in town, where I show art from around the world and organize classes for young and old.
The coming year I will serve as the President of TAMU Women’s Club. I hope to meet you at one of our Women’s Club events!
As a Native Texan and having lived in Houston all my life, I spent the majority of my working life in the oil and gas industry, with accounting as my background. I have volunteered at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as well as making a commitment as an HOA board member in several communities that I lived in.
In 2014, the stars aligned and I met a wonderful man that took my breath away. After we married, I was somewhat apprehensive about starting the next chapter of my life in a new town, but as a former student and someone who has worked at A&M for over 35 years, my husband introduced me to the Aggie network and its core values. He told me to check out the TAMU Women’s Club, so that I could meet new friends. My first venture into the Women’s Club was to join the Wednesday Night Book Club, where we meet at different restaurants to discuss that month’s book, which is voted on by the book club members. That first night, I met another member of the Women’s Club, someone who had a lot of similar interests as me, and we have been great friends ever since! Just find that one friend, and together you can discover all the shopping, eating, fun places this town has to offer.
My husband and I are proud owners of three dogs, one of them is Maggie, a King Charles Cavalier, who is a certified Visitation dog thru APWAP (Aggieland Pets With A Purpose). We visit Senior Living Centers as well as many of the local schools. Thru the Women’s Club, I’ve become involved with the Anderson Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Monday morning book club, the Garden Club, and the Shanghai Card group. Oh, and I’m now the group leader of the Wednesday Night Book Club. Give me a shout!
My husband & I moved from Bellaire, TX to College Station in the fall of 2014. I heard about the TAMU Women’s Club and joined in late 2015. I then served as president for the 2016-2017 year & as parliamentarian from 2017-2018. I am very excited about being the first vice president/programs officer this year, working with Sangita, Nancy, Dary & the rest of the board. Joining the TAMU Women’s Club was very helpful in my transition in CS since soon after arriving, I lost my 13-year-old dog & became an empty-nester. Through the TAMU WC, I met many new people & participated in many fun activities. I learned so much about running an organization & the Bryan/College Station area.
I grew up in Troy, New York (about 150 miles north of NYC on the Hudson River) & met my husband, Val, at the end of our senior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). After marrying in 1982, we traveled from NY to Texas, to Chicago, to Durham, NC, to Los Alamos, NM, to Ann Arbor, MI, & then to Bellaire, TX for school & work. I definitely much prefer the warm weather of Texas compared to the cloudy, cold days of the northern states. I am a physician in a family practice clinic in Magnolia, TX. Our two daughters were born at Duke University, NC. Kelsey went through middle & high school in Bellaire while Emily spent elementary through high school In Bellaire. Kelsey is a certified social worker living in Denver with her husband & Emily is finishing her first year as a computer engineer at Walmart Technologies in Plano.
Now that we are empty nesters, besides work, Val & I enjoy long-distance bicycling, going out to restaurants & visiting our two daughters & son-in-law. I also enjoy gardening & being an active member of the Unitarian Universalis Church of Brazos Valley (UUCBV).
Bryan, College Station, and Texas A&M were vastly different when I arrived in 1978 to take an Extension specialist position with Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service. The grandchild of immigrants from Finland, I’m a Minnesota native and graduate of the University of Minnesota. I’ve kept my family’s Minnesota property where I love the summer and fall weather, even with mosquitoes! My former husband and I lived 3+ years in Paraguay where we served as Peace Corps Volunteers. We moved to Bryan after attending graduate school at Kansas State University.
I recently retired as Professor & Extension Specialist and TAMUS Regents’ Fellow. I joined the TAMU Women’s Club to be in touch both with people I know and new people I would enjoy meeting and working with. I admire the multi-faceted organization the Club has become and am impressed by the success of its scholarship fund-raising. I might have joined much earlier but was (and still am) heavily involved a variety of volunteer and professional activities. I serve as a bilingual TaxAide volunteer in the free tax assistance program at the Clara Mounce Library in Bryan, teach two financial education workshops for newly accepted Habitat families, and am on Habitat’s Circle of Women steering committee that raises funds to build one house annually. Currently I serve as treasurer for the Bryan-College Station Sister Cities group and am the Extension Service Club’s treasurer, too. I served 25 years on the Board of Directors of FedStar Credit Union. In the past, I have served as president of several professional associations, including one international organization. Both the professional and volunteer work has led to a variety of international development opportunities, the latest of which have been in Honduras and Rwanda, as well as to recent speaking engagements in Finland and Japan.
There will be much to celebrate in this 100th year of the Texas A&M Women’s Club!
Mom, wife, sister, friend, software engineer and dreamer – I am whomever I set my mind to be, and you, too, can enjoy that experience with the help of the TAMU Women’s Club.
Originally from India, I am now a U.S. citizen and have lived in Texas for over 17 years. For more than 16 of those years I worked at TAMU. I joined the Women’s Club because I saw it as an opportunity to serve the community and make new friends. I enjoy challenging and pushing myself to do new things and this club and all its activities has encouraged me to do just that.
The TAMU Women’s Club is a great place to network and make new friends both on a personal and professional level. The club's events and activities promote an appreciation of local arts and business as well as helping one become aware of the many volunteer opportunities in the area. Come, be all you dream of being with the help of the TAMU Women’s Club!
I was born and educated in St. Petersburg, Russia, but when I started working, I wasn’t too keen on getting locked up in an office building. I wanted to see the world and continue my education, and graduate studies at Texas A&M University offered that chance.
I am currently a graduate research assistant at TAMU working on a wide spectrum of civil and mining engineering problems. I got lucky to get invited to join the Texas A&M University Women’s Club as a way to get involved with a supportive, diverse community of women at the University.
I enjoy playing tennis, I try to play every day even in the summer time! I am fond of hiking, kayaking, and dancing. College Station is an ideal place to work and enjoy life.
My goal as a Vice-President -Membership of the Texas A&M University Women’s Club is to showcase the amazing work that the club is doing for all members. You are welcome to join the Texas A&M University Women’s Club, a warm and friendly organization that will help you meet new people and settle in. There are members from different cultures, from all over the world, who can share their cultures and help new members to learn about Texas and Texas A&M University.
Ultimately, if we can create a stronger sense of family amongst all our club members, I would be happy. Come and join our professional family!
While anticipating the arrival of my firstborn, I joined the TAMU Women’s club in an effort to make new mom friends in the BCS area.
While I am originally from Memphis, TN, my husband grew up in Central Texas and graduated from TAMU in 2000. They say “all Aggies come home,” and that is just what my husband did — came home to College Station shortly after we were married.
Prior to moving, I worked as the marketing director at a Chick-fil-A franchise in the suburbs of Memphis for over 10 years. I also have served as a trainer for Chick-fil-A in the opening of new franchises around the country. After moving to the B/CS area, I worked as an orthodontic assistant and marketing director for Andrews Orthodontics until June 2017 when my husband Michael and I welcomed our son, Caleb to the world. While working for Dr. Andrews, I had the privilege of helping start the Smile Heroes Foundation, which provides orthodontic care for children in need.
Joining the TAMU women’s club has greatly helped me meet new people and be more involved in our community. I am involved in the Moms and Tots group and look forward to becoming even more active in the coming year!
I learned about the TAMU Women's club after being approached by a member while we were out shopping. It was 2015, shortly after my husband (an Aggie) and I moved to College Station, and I was pregnant with our second child. No doubt, I slipped into speaking Japanese, pleading with my 3 yr old to behave, when the member (also Japanese) approached me. I'm so glad she did, because it turns out I had a lot in common with other Moms in the area, and our kids birthdays were only 3 days apart. And she introduced me to Moms and Tots group. It was a great way to meet other moms and for my daughter to play with her new friends. We continued to enjoyed the group after my second daughter was born as well.
My professional background focuses on video and digital media. My experience spans from editing news and videos for Fortune 100 companies, to working behind the scenes doing production on American reality TV shows, working video coverage of live concerts (ask me about Coldplay and Beyonce!), to organizing a 500+ audience TEDx events. I currently work at TAMU College of Engineering and TEES as a Web Designer.
I moved to College Station with family in 2016 when my husband joined the Department of Oceanography at TAMU. Thanks to an email sent to new faculty members, I learned about the TAMU Women’s Club. The Moms and Tots interest group helped me and my toddler son make friends and get to know the area in no time. Later on I joined the Community Outreach and Social Justice (COSJ) interest group and have been volunteering in a team of ladies for the local Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to elderlies in the area. After co-chairing the COSJ group and helping with group communications for a year, I joined the board of the Women’s Club as the External Communications Officer in 2018 and will continue serving at the same position in the upcoming year.
I enjoy reading books, cooking (and of course tasting) delicious food, watching movies, traveling, and I am always open to expand my interests. TAMU Women’s Club happens to be the very place for my explorations, with its fascinating programs and interest groups. The Club connects me to wonderful women in the community from all over the world and helps me define myself besides family responsibility and career endeavor. Come and join us at the TAMU Women’s Club, make new friends, get to know the area, try things you have not done before, find meaningful ways to help others, and more!
I am a Former Aggie who returned to College Station as a faculty member at the College of Medicine. Research, teaching, and other responsibilities take up much of my time. BUT, everyone needs to have a life outside of work and so I was happy to have found the TAMU Women’s Club where I have met so many wonderful women from all walks of life.
Born in Korea I grew up in Deer Park, TX and received my undergraduate degree from TAMU. My studies took me away from Aggieland to California, Ohio, and I just recently moved back here from Minnesota. My circle of friends has grown as I have met so many great people through the club. In addition to my outdoor hobbies of running, triathlons, hiking and gardening I belong to Newcomers, the Contemporary Book Club, Bottles and Bites, and the Community Outreach and Social Justice group and try to participate in as many events as I can.
Make a little time for yourself to make new friends, expose yourself to new challenges, and relax with the great ladies in the TAMU Women’s Club. I have found the Women’s Club to be a great organization to meet other people, learn new things, possibly see parts of B/CS I’m not familiar with, and to get more involved with the community.
From Oil City, PA to Okinawa, Japan to College Station, Texas (and many homes in between as our family moved where the US Marine Corps sent us!) – my life has given me many opportunities to meet and socialize with women from all different backgrounds, ages, professions, and origins. As an Army veteran, wife, mother and Girl Scout leader, I know how important it is to have a group of friends with whom to share life’s ups and downs.
When I arrived in College Station in 2008, I was lonely. A friend recommended joining the TAMU Women’s Club as a way to meet people, since I was new to the area and did not know anyone. The club’s programs and interest groups were a good way to meet interesting women and learn about this community and TAMU. Since I now work full time at the Academic Success Center on campus, and manage a family of one A&M College student (the other graduated last December) and a husband who also works at A&M, the time I have for interest groups is limited. Currently I belong to the Tuesday evening book group. Someday, when I retire, I hope to participate in the Twisted Stitchers, Arts&Culture and the Garden Interest Group.
If you are new to this community and want to meet dynamic, intelligent, and interesting people then I urge you to join the TAMU Women’s Club.
Proud Former TAMU student (class of ’77) and first-time grandma, I moved back to B/CS in November 2013 with my husband after living on the East Coast since our college years. Originally from San Antonio, I have always loved the warmth and comradery of Aggieland. The TAMU Women’s Club exemplifies that with its welcoming attitude towards everyone.
While living on the East Coast, I was involved with many activities at our church, at Ft. Detrick and at our sons' schools. I love helping others and I guess that is why I enjoy delivering Meals on Wheels for the TAMU Women’s Club. My former employment also allowed me to help others. I worked for IMA World Health as an International Accountant. IMA is a faith based world health nonprofit organization, with the mission to build healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people around the world. The countries that I managed were Tanzania and South Sudan, Africa.
The interest groups such as the Couples Gourmet and the Community Outreach and Social Justice keep me motivated and busy learning new things and helping others. They also help me hone my gardening and cooking skills. I also serve as chair for the TAMU Women’s Club Scholarship Committee. TAMU Women’s Club currently are funding 5 scholarships to students from the Bryan College Station area with the plan to raise additional funds to fund a sixth scholarship or increase the funding to the current scholarships. If you are interested in helping on this committee please give me a call.
I am currently on the Friends of the Library Board for the Bryan College Station Libraries and also serve as Secretary. My husband and I attend St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. If you are new to TAMU, join the Women’s Club; it is a great way to meet others who are associated with TAMU!