“YPT is an opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, who are passionate about transportation and urban issues. I particularly enjoy learning with and from my peers in relaxed, fun settings.”


YPT Chicago is governed by a Board of Directors who develop the organization’s mission and activities. Our Board and other members of our leadership represent a diverse group of young transportation professionals and students from across the transportation spectrum in both the private and public sector. Join our LinkedIn group and connect with us.

The Board

The board meets each month. Please contact us if you are interested in attending an upcoming meeting!

Kelsey Watterworth, Chair
Transportation Engineer, Jacobs
Alvaro Villagran, Deputy Chair
Graduate Student in Urban Planning and Policy at UIC
Steven Brown, Vice Chair for Finance
Transportation Planner, HNTB Corporation
Anusha Suryanarayanan, Vice Chair for Administration
Assistant Rail Engineer, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
Shane Misztal, Co-Chair for Programs
Civil Associate, Michael Baker International
Cody Lowe, Co-Chair for Programs
Master of Urban Planning and Policy Candidate, UIC
Business Development Intern, CTA
Trina Grieshaber, Director of Communications
Technical Communicator, Independent Consultant

Interested in being on the board? Elections take place each fall with the new board term starting on November 1st each year. Vacancies are filled on a rolling basis. Email us to learn more or express interest.

Please contact us at yptchi@gmail.com for further information or inquiries.