YAC Membership

Where Youth Come Together to Support and Advance Public Transportation in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Meet Current MembersLearn How to Join

YAC Officers

Will Herzog

Will Herzog

Executive Chair

  • Haverford College, Growth & Structure of Cities, Class of 2019
  • Member since May 2013; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Uses city research and prior policy work to manage the YAC’s Student Fare Discount Initiative in addition to supporting all YAC efforts. Committed to transit inclusivity for Philadelphians from all backgrounds.
Dan Pulyk

Dan Pulyk

Executive Vice-Chair

  • Drexel University, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2019
  • Member Since January 2015; Hometown: Warrington, PA
  • Coordinates college and community outreach events. Enjoys public speaking.

 

Evan Wise

Evan Wise

Secretary

  • Temple University, Community Development, Class of 2018
  • Member since March 2016; Hometown: Palmyra, PA
  • Supports strategic initiatives. Champion for LGBT youth passengers and transit inclusivity.

 

YAC Members

Markus Bowie

Markus Bowie

YAC Member

  • Parkway Center City High School, Class of 2017
  • Member since October 2016; Hometown; Philadelphia, PA
  • Focuses on the City Transit Division vehicle procurement and logical service planning.

 

Nile Ward

Nile Ward

YAC Member

  • Science Leadership Academy, Class of 2019
  • Member since November 2017; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Interested in Mechanical Engineering and STEM outreach to School District of Philadelphia students.

 

Jake Madeson

Jake Madeson

YAC Member

  • Saint Joseph’s University, Marketing and English, May 2019
  • Member since October 2016; Hometown: Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Assists with strategic initiatives.
Dana Case

Dana Case

YAC Member

  • Drexel University, Environmental Science, Class of 2019
  • Member since March 2015; Hometown: Lansdale, PA
  • Plans monthly adventures integrating the SEPTA system and the Greater Philadelphia region.

 

Haven Thompson

Haven Thompson

YAC Member

  • Workforce
  • Member since August 2014; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Advocates for City Transit Division and assists with Social Media.

 

Victor Lourng

Victor Lourng

YAC Member

  • Temple University, Computer Science, Class of 2020
  • Member since Month 2016; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Designs and develops ideas and digital tools to spread awareness for transit throughout the community.

 

Ciara McGee

Ciara McGee

YAC Member

  • William Penn Charter School, Class of 2018
  • Member since October 2016; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Focus on the YAC’s social media accounts and engagement with youth of the Greater Philadelphia region.

 

Abigail Quinnan

Abigail Quinnan

YAC Member

  • Saint Joseph’s University, Computer Science and Mathematics, Class of 2018
  • Member since January 2018; Hometown: Camp Hill, PA
  • Focuses on managing YAC website.

The YAC Application Process

The YAC is looking for dedicated young adults who will enjoy connecting high school and college students to the region’s public transit network.

We invite you to submit an application if you feel strongly about transit, are interested in representing young riders ages 14 – 22, and meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 16 years of age and no older than 23 years of age
  • Be a permanent resident of, a student in, or an employee working in, Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware or Chester Counties.
  • Provide proof of residence, enrollment, and/or employment in an eligible college (as applicable)
  • Have a commitment to collaborative engagement
  • Demonstrated experience with community volunteerism
  • Able to commit to attending weekly electronic meetings, monthly/quarterly in-person meetings, and to working on YAC Initiatives
  • Have an interest in visiting college campuses to engage students, distribute flyers, surveys, and SEPTA promotional materials

You’re on your way!

Individuals who meet the aforementioned qualifications are encouraged to submit an application below and attend the next public meeting of the SEPTA YAC (listed on the website homepage). After having submitted an application and meeting the qualifications, a “Qualifying Individual” will be asked to get involved with the YAC on an increasing involvement level. After approximately 1Q of being a “Qualifying Individual,” applicant candidacy will again be evaluated, focusing on their contributions to the YAC during their time as a Qualifying Individual, demonstrated commitment to the organization, addition of new perspectives, quality of their submitted application, and an interview.

Submit Your Application Here

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