Any AU alumnus/a who graduated in the last 10 years and lives in the DC metro area is welcome to join the Young Alumni Chapter. The YAC sponsors social, cultural, and professional events and works with other alumni groups in creating meaningful programs to enrich the lives of young alumni.  We also participate in alumni sports programs through the Capital Alumni Network.

Get Involved

There are a limited number of Young Alumni Chapter board positions that are filled on a rolling basis as vacancies arise. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. For more information, or to apply, contact Jessica Tanca at 202-885-5933.

To play on one of our alumni teams in Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, or Golf, contact our CAN liaison.

Chapter Board Members

President: Elliot Bell-Krasner, SPA/MPP '12 
Vice President: Lesley Siu, SOC/BA '13
External Relations: Maritza Lopez, KSB/BS '14
Internal Relations: Jackie Breuer, SIS/BA '15

At Large Board Members
Stephanie Klejst, SOC/BA '13
Zach Kopin, CAS/BA '14
Yumi Matsumura, SIS/BA '11
Dan Shorts, SPA/BA '11
John Sonsalla, SPA/BA '11
Ritanch Hans, SIS/BA '13
Evie Unsworth, SPA/BA '16
Tony Cohn, SOC/BA ’15
Aava Khajavi, CAS/BA ’16
Barak Sky, KSB/BSBA '09

Update Your Information

Not receiving information about alumni activities in your area? Update your contact information or email jtanca@american.edu with your grad information, address, phone number, and email address. You’ll be plugged into all our activities in your area. 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bollywood Fitness Workout with DC YAC
Join the DC Young Alumni Chapter at Bender Arena for a Bollywood Dance Fitness class!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Trivia Night with the DC Young Alumni Chapter
Join the DC Young Alumni Chapter and fellow AU alumni for an evening of trivia.



    Alumni Relations        
    4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Jessica Tanca
    Associate Director,
    Alumni Relations