Young Professionals Advisory Board

YPAB

Our Young Professionals Advisory Board collaborates with us on around-the-world programming to ensure we address the global issues that today’s young people care most about.

Our Young Professionals

Our Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) is a rotating cohort of intelligent, ambitious, and creative young women and men. Aged 18 to 23, YPAB members are traveling on gap years, studying at selective universities, or embarking on their professional careers. Each young adult brings a keen interest in one issue of global significance that helps focus their own studies and international travel.

Through a carefully scaffolded series of design exercises, the advice of our young professionals informs our programming to ensure we address the most significant global issues affecting students today. This collaborative approach stands at the core of our values: to both inspire, and be inspired by, the goals and passions of today’s youth.

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Coco

“My Envoys trip to Peru to study social entrepreneurship gave me new perspectives on the world and is what shaped me into who I am today.”

The issues of global significance I care most about are:
Global warming and political and cultural international relationships

High school, graduating year:
The Hill School, Class of 2018

Extracurriculars in high school:
Varsity Squash captain, Varsity golf captain, Varsity Cross Country captain

College, major, graduating year:
Emory University, Business, 2022

Extracurriculars in college:
Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Peru

Brian

“My desire to preserve the natural beauty of the earth is what drove me to the Young Pros board at Envoys. Not only to help others find this passion but also to learn more about what I can do and where I can go to make a difference.”

The issue of global significance I care most about is:
Cybersecurity

High school, graduating year:
San Francisco University High School, 2015

Extracurriculars in high school:
Varsity Basketball, Varsity Baseball, Theater, Chorus, Peer Advising

College, major, graduating year:
Harvard College, Social Studies, 2019

Extracurriculars in college:
Theater, Intramural Basketball, Resident Advisor positions

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Istanbul, Turkey

Lauren

“The first time I traveled, I realized how fortunate I was to even do so. It is a privilege to travel and experience new places.”

The issue of global significance I care most about is:
Access to equal education

High school, graduating year:
Ursuline Academy, 2014

Extracurriculars in high school:
Field hockey, Lacrosse, Spanish Club, and Peer Ministry

College, major, graduating year:
Boston College, History & Human Development/Applied Psychology, 2018

Extracurriculars in college:
4Boston Volunteers (elementary school tutoring), Appalachia Volunteers, Advisory Board to the Council of Woman of Boston College, and Student Admissions Program

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Ecuador

Matthew

“Envoys holds a lot of interests and goals in common with my own. Just tasting different experiences of life makes me become a better and more thankful person in every which way.”

The issue of global significance I care most about is:
Racism

High school, graduating year:
Boston Latin Academy, 2019

Extracurriculars in high school:
BLA Model UN, BLA Feminist Club, Berklee City Music major in bass, Boys and Girls Club member, Keystone Community member through Boys and Girls Club, Pianist in Boys and Girls Club band

College, major, graduating year:
Harvard, Political Science, 2024

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Belfast, Ireland

Rein

“I encourage you, in your pursuit to understand the beauty and struggles of the world, to see them for yourself. There is only so much you can learn in the classroom – the world itself will be your best teacher.”

The issue of global significance I care most about is:
Safety and support for immigrants and refugees

High school, graduating year:
Groton School, 2015

Extracurriculars in high school:
Farming, rowing, teaching piano

College, major, graduating year:
Scripps College, Physics, 2019

Extracurriculars in college:
Outdoor adventure leadership, improv comedy, teaching piano

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Papua New Guinea

Arthur

“In today’s world of frantic news media, travel allows you to come up with your own view on the situation by meeting with local people and witnessing first-hand.”

The issue of global significance I care most about is:
Helping to prevent water levels from rising

High school, graduating year:
Trevor Day School, Class of 2016

Extracurriculars in high school:
President of the Business Club, Captain of the Varsity Tennis Team, and Varsity basketballl

College, major, graduating year:
Cornell University, Hotel Administration, 2020

Extracurriculars in college:
Former Vice President of Program for the Air & Sea Hospitality Club, Former Director of Alumni Affairs for the Cornell Hotel Society

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Japan

Lucy

“I joined the YPAB at Envoys to help other young people broaden their perspectives and get a sense of the wider world.”

The issue of global significance I care most about is:
Climate change

High school, graduating year:
The Hotchkiss School, 2018

Extracurriculars in high school:
JV Ice Hockey, Thirds Soccer, Art Club

College, major, graduating year:
Harvey Mudd College, Mathematical and Computational Biology, 2022

Extracurriculars in college:
Club Rugby, Rocketry Club

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Shanghai

Alex

“I joined the YPAB at Envoys because I’ve been fortunate enough to have experienced several educational travel programs that fundamentally changed my view of the world and enhanced my perspective on issues of global significance – opportunities I hope to help Envoys develop and younger students pursue.”

The issue of global significance I care most about is:
Climate change

High school, graduating year:
Collegiate School, 2014

Extracurriculars in high school:
Model United Nations, Varsity Baseball, Chess Club

College, major, graduating year:
Vanderbilt University, Human & Organizational Development, 2018

Extracurriculars in college:
Habitat for Humanity, Houses to Homes, AEPi Fraternity

Favorite place I’ve traveled:
Tel Aviv, Israel