The Los Angeles World Affairs Council’s Young Professional Program offers a unique opportunity to connect with globally-minded people and engage in international affairs and current events in Los Angeles. Bringing together a diverse group of young professionals with a shared passion for the world, the YP Program hosts a wide range of social and networking events, discussions, and intimate receptions. 


The Young Professionals Program of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council connects young professionals with each other and with local and international leaders through innovative and educational programs and empowers them to make positive contributions to the community.

Benefits of Membership

  • Connect: Meet equally global-minded young professionals across all fields and industries around the greater-LA area. 

  • Engage: The YP Program offers member-only events, such as the Consulate Series, often hosted at consulates or in intimate residences of Consul Generals, and complimentary film screenings of foreign films and documentaries.

  • Network: The YP Program hosts several networking events each year, as well as a big Career Fair with recruiters from the international arena, to broaden your professional circle and enhance your career development. 

  • Access: YP Members also receive all benefits of members with the greater Los Angeles World Affairs Council, including discounted rates to over 60 events a year and preferred seating.


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Upcoming Events

Summer 2017 Events: 

Young Professionals 
Board of Directors

Sarah Tran, Director of Membership

Ellen Plant, Director of Communications

Daniel Cox, Chair

Annie Kim, Events Chair (Vice-Chair Pro-Tempore)

Nicholas Depriest
United States Air Force

David Houldsworth
Tourism Australia 

Michelle Powers
SME Entertainment Group

Ana Francisca Silva
City of Norwalk


Tara Timinsky, Development Chair
Anonymous Content

Kaitlyn Anselmo

Peter Cephas Dahabreh

Regal Medical Group

Petra Hand
Petra Hand Consulting

Kevin Schallert
Leeward Global Consulting

Cristina Martinez

Sarang Ruprai
North Highland Worldwide Consulting

Alice Yu Yunn Wang
Webster University

Jerome Hsiang, Membership Chair
Shiang Law Firm

Michael Schoeck
Mercury Insurance Group

Matthew Khalkhali

Pasadena City College