UCSD Student Organizations (2022 - 2023)

Young Planners Society

Pre-Professional Category

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Young Planners' Society (YPS) is a career oriented network for undergraduate USP students and those who are interested in city planning and related careers. Founded in Fall 2018, YPS hosts weekly meetings that alternate between social opportunities and professional/educational development. Each quarter, YPS also incorporates faculty involvement and a community site visit. YPS is one of the founding sponsors and host of UCSD's annual Designathon, a weekend-long challenge that allows students and community members to provide solutions to campus planning and design focus areas. In addition, YPS aims to connect students with both regional planning-oriented companies and local jurisdiction planning agencies to facilitate professional mentorship opportunities for students. The Young Planners Society is represented as a nationally registered planning student organization under the American Planning Association (APA) California chapter, and is locally represented under the San Diego APA chapter.


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Young Planners Society Principal Members
Bess Brandow ebrandow@ucsd.edu
John Moore jwmoore@ucsd.edu
Isaac Ing iing@ucsd.edu
Alexandra Fung anfung@ucsd.edu
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CSI Advisor

Mariaisabel Blancarte 
Mariaisabel Blancarte
Interim Student Organization Advisor
To get involved and learn more about this student organization please contact the Principal Members above by email directly.

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