yplogo.jpgYoung Professionals (YP) was founded in January of 1988 by members of PRSA-LA. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the career enhancement of public relations practitioners with fewer than five years of experience.

Through various member services and professional outreach programs, YP members learn about the industry’s latest developments and form relationships with peers, as well as with experienced, respected industry professionals. YP membership represents an opportunity to be a part of one of LA’s leading professional public relations societies.

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Join PRSA-LA’s Young Professionals

In addition to offering networking opportunities with some of the top PR professionals in Los Angeles, Young Professionals (YP) offers mixers, professional panels, job & internship postings, award opportunites and more! Check out the full membership benefits here: Welcome to PRSA: 10 Ways to Maximize Your Public Relations Society of America Membership

The Young Professionals Group is a free member benefit to all active PRSA-LA members with zero to five years of experience.

Just email us! If you are already an Associate member of PRSA-LA, you will already be on our roster. If you are not a member of PRSA-LA, please contact us for details on how to join:

YP Communication Co-Chair’s
Jason Gupta, JasonGupta310(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Susie Carnet, SusieCarnet(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Young Professionals Blog

See the full YP Blog (including photos) here.

Young Professionals of PRSA LA

The Official Young Professionals of PRSA-LA Blog

by Victoria Colbert, Professional Outreach Chair Have you seen some of Oscar’s Mayer’s PR campaigns the past couple of years? Pretty impressive in my books. I’ve never really been a fan of Oscar Mayer wieners, or much of their other … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: August 13, 2014, 3:42 am
by Jade Stevens, President Imagine waking up to your client’s ad on television. You are excited to see the final product of a project that took months of conference calls, emails and research to pull together. As you watch the … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: August 2, 2014, 12:51 am
By Yumnah Syed One of the greatest things about working in public relations is how fast things change. That said, it’s probably one of the most difficult aspects of working in the PR industry as well. With today’s ever-changing media … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:56 am
By Alvin Arquisola, Treasurer & Trevett Award Chair Reaching your audience through social media is vital in any PR efforts. Responding to your audience in a timely manner is a different story. Few companies can capitalize on current events and … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: June 30, 2014, 5:28 pm
By Kaylee Weatherly, Collegiate Outreach Chair Congratulations, graduates! You did it. You made it through a long, stressful journey and now you have a bright, new degree. Many of you have probably worked at internships during school, and hopefully they … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: June 23, 2014, 3:06 am
By VaShon Pruitt, Program Co-Chair Another professional organization falls victim to the allure of 140 characters. The Washington Redskins have been engulfed in controversy, due to owner Dan Snyders’ unwillingness to change the team’s name after facing pressure by disgruntled … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: June 8, 2014, 9:07 pm
The much-lauded film, "Chef" is not just for foodies. It can teach just about anyone a few crucial lessons in PR, too. Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: May 19, 2014, 4:17 pm
By Jade Stevens, President On Saturday, April 12, PRSA-LA’s Young Professionals (YP) made an appearance at PRSSA 2nd  Annual Conference. Hosted at Loyola Marymount University, the one-day conference was jam packed with informative panel discussions featuring veteran communications professionals from agencies … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: April 26, 2014, 12:49 am
By Andrea Johnson, Program Chair A great story is true. Not necessarily because it’s factual, but because it’s consistent and authentic. – Seth Godin Over 6.6 million viewers tuned in to the Game of Thrones Season 4 premeire on April 6th, 2014 at … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:18 am
By Jade Stevens, President Serving on a board is often the last concern of an up and coming professional. I’d like to think that the perception of serving on a board is something that happens once you gain more experience … Continue reading
Author: PRSA LA YP
Posted: April 6, 2014, 6:08 pm

Board, Young Professionals of PRSA-LA 2016

Francisco Aguirre
Allison + Partners
Email: francisco(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)allisonpr.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franciscojaguirre


Collegiate Outreach Chair
Nicole Walker
Allison + Partners
Email: nicolew(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)allisonpr.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolealex


Trevett Award Chair
Jacqueline Sosa
LaGrant Communications
Email: jacquelinesosa24(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-a-sosa-9b982479


Programming Co-Chair
Andrea Johnson
LA Family Housing
Email: drea.johnson777(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andreadjohnson


Programming Co-Chair
Victoria Colbert
Allison + Partners
Email: vickiclbrt(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rocketmail.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/vcolbert

Vice President
Diana Pinedo
Citizen Relations
Email: diana.pinedo87(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianapinedo15


Professional Outreach Chair
Elizabeth Villafan
Markwins International Corporation – Wet n’ Wild
Email:villafan.liz(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizvillafan


Communications Co-Chair
Jason Gupta
Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Email: jasongupta310(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-gupta-0b609645


Communications Co-Chair
Susie Carnet
Bob Gold & Associates
Email: susiecarnet(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scarnet

Trevett Award

Each year, the Young Professionals (YP) section of PRSA-LA honors two outstanding Young Professionals from the greater Los Angeles area at the PRism Awards.

All young professionals in the greater Los Angeles area who are employed full-time in public relations, have no more than five years of full-time experience and are in good standing with PRSA-LA are eligible to apply for the award.

Details and Application Information