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. 

We also have a Young Alumni Chapter in New York City. Learn more about the NYC YAC.

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

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

At Large Board Members
Patrick Kelly, SPA/BA '15
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
Sarindee Wickramasuriya, SOC/BA '14
Jonelle Williams, SPA/BA '09
Ritanch Hans, SIS/BA '13

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Update Your Information

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

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dinner with Alumni featuring Kristen Hecht, SIS/MA ’12

If you are interested in a career in the non-profit sector, doing mission-driven work, then this dinner is for you.  Come join Kristen Hecht, SIS/MA '12, for dinner and a great networking event.The Dinner with Alumni program brings students and alumni together through a series of dinners scheduled throughout the academic year.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Founder's Day Kickoff Celebration with DC YAC
Join the DC Young Alumni and kickoff Founders Day with a networking happy hour to celebrate the 124th anniversary of American University!
This event has reached capacity. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Dinner with Alumni featuring Blair Pasalic, SIS/BA ’06, SIS/MA ’08
If you are interested in the international energy career field, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East, then this dinner is for you!  Come join Blair; SIS/BA ’06, SIS/MA ’08; for dinner and a great opportunity to network. This event is available to current SIS graduate students only.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

Saturday, April 01, 2017

SHIFT A Festival of American Orchestras: The Knights
Enjoy a night at the Kennedy Center with the DC Young Alumni Chapter as you listen to SHIFT A Festival of American Orchestras: The Knights.

Friday, June 09, 2017

DC Young Alumni day at Nationals Park
N-A-T-S NATS, NATS, NATS, WOO! You’re invited to join DC Young Alumni for the Washington Nationals vs. Texas Rangers baseball game!

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    Jessica Tanca
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    Alumni Relations