YAC Membership

Where Youth Come Together to Support and Advance Public Transportation in the Greater Philadelphia Area
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YAC Officers

Herveline Auguste

Herveline Auguste

Chair - she/her

  • Villanova University, B.S. Civil Engineering, Class of 2022
  • Member since December 2021
  • Hometown: Landsdowne, PA
  • Interested in civil engineering (railroad and infrastructure), transit accessibility and JEDI, sustainable transit-oriented development
Bradley Garber

Bradley Garber

Vice-Chair - he/him

  • Rowan University, B.S. Community & Environmental Planning, Class of 2022
  • Member since January 2022
  • Hometown: Mays Landing, NJ
  • Interested in planning/zoning, map design, pedestrian safety
Jason Berkhimer

Jason Berkhimer

Secretary - he/him

  • Temple University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2022
  • Member since January 2022
  • Hometown: Collegeville, PA
  • Interested in transit accessibility, city planning, zoning and development, Philly news and fun facts
Jaiman Kondisetty

Jaiman Kondisetty

Member-At-Large - he/him

  • Temple University, B.B.A. Economics, Class of 2026
  • Member since January 2023
  • Hometown: Landsdale, PA
  • Interested in walkable cities, zoning, public policy
Thomas Pyle

Thomas Pyle

Member-at-Large - he/him

  • George Washington University, B.S. Economics, Class of 2026
  • Member since June 2023
  • Hometown: North Wales, PA
  • Interested in public finance, city planning, transportation infrastructure, transit accessibility

YAC Members

Nile Ward

Nile Ward

YAC Member - he/him

  • Drexel University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering. Class of 2024
  • Member since November 2017
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Interested in vehicle engineering/technology
Jakob Timme

Jakob Timme

YAC Member - he/him

  • Drexel University, B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, Class of 2025
  • Member since October 2023
  • Hometown: Havertown, PA
  • Interested in transit efficiency, transit expansion/restoration, city planning, transit advancement, infrastructure projects
Markus Bowie

Markus Bowie

YAC Member - he/him

  • 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.
Essie Haverkamp

Essie Haverkamp

YAC Member - any

  • Drexel University, B.Arch, Class of 2028
  • Member since October 2022
  • Hometown: Philadelphia,PA
  • Interested in transit accesibility, transit safety, public transportation priority, infrastructure, urban sustainability
Anaiah Davis

Anaiah Davis

YAC Member - she/her/they/them

  • University of Westminster, M.A. Film, Television, and Moving Image, Class of 2021
  • Member since October 2022
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Interested in Transit cleanliness, transit safety, employee rights
Alex Colon

Alex Colon

YAC Member - he/him

  • Temple University, B.A. Political Science, Class of 2025
  • Member since September 2023
  • Hometown: Feasterville, PA
  • Interested in transit safety, transit efficiency, infrastructure
Nicholas Yohn

Nicholas Yohn

YAC Member - he/him

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Economics, Class of 2025
  • Member since June 2023
  • Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
  • Interested in public finance, city planning, transportation infrastructure, transit accessibility
Dariana Garcia

Dariana Garcia

YAC Member - she/her

  • West Chester University, B.S. English and Journalism, Class of 2023
  • Member since October 2020
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Interested in transit accessibility and city planning

 

Christian Szalwinski

Christian Szalwinski

YAC Member - he/him

  • High School Senior, Academy of the New Church, Class of 2024
  • Member since January 2024
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Interested in transit accessibility, youth transit outreach, transit safety, community transit engagement

Join the YAC!

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, and meet the following qualifications:

 

  • Be at least 18 years of age and no older than 25 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 biweekly electronic meetings, 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. Addtionally, have an interest in contacting local representatives and college/university groups and student government boards.

     

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Caution!

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