Texas State Director

Zack Abnet

Favorite place in nature: Barton Creek Greenbelt

Zack Abnet is a native North Texan who has lived in the United States for 18 years. Zack was born in the east African nation of Ethiopia, immigrating to the U.S at the age of seven. This unique background has informed his decision to pursue a career in public service in order to give back to a nation that has given so much to him. With this in heart, Zack graduated from Texas State University with his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2020. During his time in school, he interned with the Texas State Legislature’s 86th session.

Prior to becoming Texas State director, Zack was president of the ACC Dallas branch, working to engage with local partners to address climate issues specific to Texas. 

Outside of work, Zack is an avid but constantly disappointed fan of the Dallas Cowboys and other Dallas teams. He enjoys history, political debate, and any nature of work that expands humanity’s reach into space. While attending Texas State in San Marcos, Zack fell in love with the outdoors life. He’s a regular kayaker and hiker of the many beautiful trails of the Texas hill country. Zack has a goal of visiting all seven continents before the age of 30. 

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