Young Alumni Council

The Young Alumni Council (YAC) is a leadership organization dedicated to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates of the last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the University. The YAC advises the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement and assists with developing programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni. The YAC also acts to shepherd the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment to the University and prepare them for active alumni leadership roles.

Young Alumni Council group posing for photo


The YAC is comprised of 50 to 60 members from the 10 most recently graduated classes. Members serve a two-year term, with the option to renew. Two members are selected by the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement to serve as national co-chairs, and one member from each of the major cities is selected to serve as regional chair. Both positions are also a two-year commitment with possible extension.

Member responsibilities and expectations
  • Participate in at least one of two All-Council meetings and regional planning gatherings.
  • Actively participate in at least 50 percent of Council-related activities and Alumni Relations programming (typically 6-8 events are planned in each city per year).
  • Assist with the planning, peer-to-peer marketing, and execution of Council-organized events and activities (typically four events – one per quarter – are planned in each city per year).
  • Help steward fellow young alumni donors.
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of new volunteers and encourage participation in University programming.
  • Support the University annually by making a gift of any amount and/or becoming a George Eastman Circle member.
  • Represent the YAC, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the University on campus or in your respective community.

Current members

Prince Abraham ’18
Rachel Goodman ’20
David Libbey ’16 (Regional Chair)
Amanda Martin ’22
Jackie Meyer ’18
Isabel Rothman ’19
Max Spector ’20
Iain Speece ’19

Gavin Baker ’19, ’21 (MS)
Gabrielle Dimoff ’18
Erin Fry ’14
Jake Greenberg ’17
Anisha Khosla ’18
Kelly Lin ’20 (Regional Chair)
Jun Yin ’16

Eyram Adedze ’17
Max Beyman ’15
Antonio Cardenas ’17
Marc Haddad ’21, ’22 (MS)
Matt Hershfield ’15
Jona Kim ’22
Samantha Lish ’16
Ronny Llerena ’20
Nick Mulford ’15
Dan Pak ’20
Sophia Rosman ’19, ’20 (e5)
Susannah Scheffler ’16
Prajita Shrestha ’22
Brendan Stone ’20 (Regional Chair)
Emily Tworek ’20

Nikolas Angyal ’19
Sereen Assi ’21
Kevin Ho ’19
Marcelina Martynek ’18 (Regional Chair)
Sydney Robinson ’14
Jessica Rose ’16 (National Co-Chair)
Lucy Song ’21

Abdullah Abuomar ’22
Rebecca Block ’18
Jacob Braniecki ’18 (Regional Chair)
Farrell Cooke ’14 (National Co-Chair)
Bryce Davis ’20
Nicole Fleming ’19
Brittany Grage ’15
John Martinez ’19
Austin Ponce ’19
Hadi Wehbe ’21

Ananya Goyal ’20
Rahul Gupta ’20
Eva Hansen ’18 (Regional Chair)
Edith Lee ’21
Allison Morningstar ’19
Joshua Pachter ’18
Akshay Sharathchandra ‘21
Sharfuz Shifat ‘19

Victoria Blackham ’20, ’21 (Take 5)
Elliot Ding ’18
Zachary Galcik ’22
Matthew Gentile ’19
Joshua Hill ’18 (Regional Chair)
Amanda Liang ’21
Philippe Maass ’19, ’20 (Take 5)
Brandon Pachman ’20, ’21 (MA)
Amanda Tatem ’20