Staff

Will Fullerton
Executive Director
Texas Aspires
Texas Aspires Foundation
Will Fullerton is Texas Aspires' executive director, managing the organization's operations and development, external relations, and overall strategy. Prior to joining Texas Aspires, Will served as a political, public affairs, and business consultant with Texas Star Alliance. With more than a decade of experience, he specializes in strategic communications, lobbying, political strategy, and business development.

Prior to Will’s time in the private sector, he served as the chief of staff at the Texas Education Agency and led the agency through multiple legislative sessions, focusing on strategic fiscal reviews of the agency’s multi-billion-dollar budget and managing a staff charged with regulating over 1,200 public school districts serving more than 5.2 million students.

Will is a graduate of the University of Texas where he received a bachelor of arts in government and bachelor of business administration in management. He serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for University of Texas Silver Spurs, an honorary service organization charged with the caretaking of the UT’s mascot, Bevo, and on the Alumni Advisory Board for theTexas Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
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Cameron Petty
Communications Specialist
Texas Aspires
Texas Aspires Foundation
Cameron Petty is Texas Aspires’ communications specialist and former policy and communications associate at the Texas Institute for Education Reform (TIER). Prior to joining TIER, Cameron served as a field representative in a high-profile statewide political campaign, where he managed day-to-day campaign activities and increased voter participation and turnout within the local community. This experience, coupled with his tenure handling constituent casework and legislative correspondence for a former Texas State Senator and working for a California-based congressional campaign, gave Cameron a unique understanding of the impact of leadership and policy that fuels his work today.

From 2009 to 2013, Cameron served as program assistant, team leader, and corps member for Americorps Jumpstart, a national literacy program that pairs adults with children of low-income backgrounds for a full academic year to cultivate a passion for language and learning in early childhood. In 2013, Cameron gained firsthand experience in the classroom by traveling abroad to teach gym, music, art and English to students at an early childhood development center in Shanghai, China.

As a native Texan with three siblings attending public schools, he has a vested interest in improving learning outcomes, higher education preparedness, and readiness to meet the demands of Texas’ unique workforce. He graduated in 2013 from Pepperdine University with a degree in Political Science.

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Molly Weiner
Director of Policy
Texas Aspires Foundation
Molly Weiner is the Texas Aspires Foundation’s Director of Policy, focusing on the development and implementation of strategic policy initiatives for the organization. Prior to joining the foundation, Molly served as Nashville Program Director for the Urban Leaders Fellowship, an organization providing participating fellows with the tools necessary for creating and advancing public policies alongside partner organizations and elected officials.

In 2015, Molly worked in the office of State Senator Mike Johnston of Denver, Colorado, where she conducted research on education issues and liaised with local, statewide and national education stakeholders before drafting and providing key policy recommendations for Senator Johnston and his executive team. Additionally, she has executed elements of research analysis and policy development for a variety of education-oriented organizations including Stand for Children Colorado, the Tennessee Department of Education, The Education Trust in Washington, D.C., and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College - Department of Special Education, the #1 Special Education Program in the nation for over a decade according to U.S. News & World Report.

Molly has diverse experience in education policymaking, which is informed by her experience as a high school math teacher in Round Rock, TX. A native of Sugar Land, Molly graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with both a BBA in Accounting and BA in Psychology before obtaining her Master’s of Public Policy in education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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