Young Professionals


Who Are We?
The Young PR Professionals (YPRP) Committee is an affinity group and part of the Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The group fosters collaboration with young and new professionals who have joined the communications career field. Professionals in the group can be ages 21-30 or have less than seven years of working experience in the field.

The group encourages young professionals to collaborate and engage in local community initiatives as well as networking with other professionals in the field. The group also engages with local community colleges, universities and high schools to serve as speakers, resources and/or mentors. In addition to the community and educational initiatives the committee promotes and directs, the group hosts ongoing social activities at various local Rochester venues.

Click here to watch a video to learn more about the group.

From left to right, Shannon Lappin and Kristy Guerra, YPRP co-chairs.
Contact Shannon and Kristy at to learn more about the group and to get involved.