Congratulating 2017 graduates

Texas Right to Life is proud of the nine Dr. Joseph Graham Fellows who recently graduated or will graduate in the next few weeks.  Each of them has given countless hours to their on-campus Pro-Life groups and they will be sorely missed.  Please join us in praying for these students and their future endeavors.


Camille McCarty is graduating from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.  Camille has served as president of Mustangs for Life for the past two years and was instrumental in inviting 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to campus for a Pro-Life speech in March 2017.  Camille is also passionate about dance and will take part in the Oklahoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program following graduation.

Taylor Turcott graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in supply chain management and is the outgoing meeting coordinator for the Pro-Life Aggies.  She has also worked as an intern in Texas Right to Life’s Houston headquarters in both the Finance and Development departments.  After graduation, Taylor will begin working as a business technology analyst at Deloitte.

Marisa Rosa is graduating from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s in engineering management.  As the vice president of Mustangs for Life, Marisa and the rest of her group organized a Memorial of the Innocents display on campus to recognize the 2,500 lives lost to abortion each day in the United States.  Marisa has accepted an associate position with Sendero, a management consulting firm.

Samantha Garcia graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in electrical engineering.  She began her college career at the University of St. Thomas in Houston and served as president of Celts for Life for one year.  During this time she organized and led a group of her peers on a trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life.  Samantha transferred to Texas A&M the following year to complete her degree.

Tori Wilson graduated from Abilene Christian University as a youth & family ministry major after founding and leading her Pro-Life group, ACU for Life, as the co-president for the past two years.  Tori used her ingenuity to plan a concert on campus to raise money for their local pregnancy center.

Gaby Ramos-Mata graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in advertising and public relations.  She helped found and lead ACU for Life as the co-president for the past two years.  She and her group successfully held many Pro-Life lectures on their campus that qualified as chapel credits so that even students who were not Pro-Life would learn the crucial Pro-Life message.

Katelyn Ford attended Stephen F. Austin University and has completed her bachelor’s in elementary education.  While leading Lumberjacks for Life as the president for the last few years, she has guided her group through supporting their local pregnancy center and managing their Pregnant and Parenting Student Scholarship, which pioneered the effort in Texas to assist college students who choose Life.

Matthew Keller graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.  Matthew was only in the Fellowship for one year with the full understanding that his plan of establishing a fully functional Pro-Life group before he matriculated would be challenging.  Thankfully, he accomplished his goal and Rattlers for Life has now elected a team of six officers for the upcoming school year!

Ashley Rappaport is graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in advertising.  Ashley has led Texas Students for Life through a continuous process of streamlining their strategy to reach their hotly liberal student body.  She found that hosting lectures, panels, and civil debates is the best way to open conversation.