Planning Student Organizations

Each APA-registered Planning Student Organization (PSO) elects a Student Representative to represent their fellow students on the Student Representatives Council (SRC) and act as a liaison with its Executive Committee and APA. PSO Student Representatives are elected by each school on an ongoing basis.

You must register your PSO Student Representative with APA each academic year so we know who is representing your school on the SRC.

How to Register

Starting an APA Planning Student Organization (PSO) at your school is easy!

Follow two quick steps to get started.

  1. Do you have a minimum of 10 registered APA student members at your school? If not, APA student membership is free no matter what major — spread the word!

Apply for Student Membership

If your program is a full member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning the requirement does not apply to you. Go ahead and register!

  1. After you have 10 registered APA student members, you can officially register your PSO.

Register Your PSO

After registration, PSOs enjoy annual orientations, quarterly town hall webinars, annual PSO toolkits, participation in the Outstanding PSO Award, and the opportunity to be showcased in APA publications.

Here are some ideas and examples of activities your PSO can start doing today.

List of Registered Planning Student Organizations


Alabama A&M University
Student Representative: Tayla Solomon
Faculty Adviser: Berneece Herbert


Arizona State University
Student Representative: Brittany Kimura
Faculty Adviser: Meagan Ehlenz, AICP

University of Arizona
Student Representative: Warren Bristol
Faculty Adviser: Ladd Keith


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Undergraduate Student Representative: Thomas Swanson
Undergraduate Faculty Adviser: Dohyung Kim
Graduate Student Representative: Caroline Seymour
Graduate Faculty Adviser: Gwen Urey

California State University, Northridge
Faculty Advisor: Craig T. Olwert, PhD

San Diego State University
Student Representative: Ricky Cervantes
Faculty Adviser: Sherry Ryan

San Jose State University
Student Representative: Izanie Love
Faculty Adviser: Richard Kos

University of California at Berkeley
Student Representative: Rafael Velazquez
Faculty Adviser: Karen Frick

University of California at Irvine
Student Representative: Eduardo Galdamez
Faculty Adviser: Jae Hong Kim

University of California at San Diego (YPS)
Student Representative: Erik Mumm
Faculty Adviser: Mirle Bussell, PhD

University of Southern California (ASPD)
Student Representative: Dan Lamere
Faculty Adviser: Marysol Mondragon


University of Colorado, Denver
Student Representative: Dana Sparks
Faculty Adviser: Ken Schroeppel

District of Columbia

George Washington University
Student Representative: Danielle Ambersley
Faculty Adviser: Sandra Whitehead


Florida Atlantic University
Student Representative: Emily Lyn
Faculty Adviser: Peter Henn, JD, AICP

Florida State University
Faculty Advisers: Jeff Brown, April Jackson, PhD

University of Florida
Student Representative: Lian Plass
Faculty Adviser: Laura Dedenbach

University of South Florida
Student Representative: Connor MacDonald
Faculty Adviser: Evangeline Linkous, AICP


Georgia Institute of Technology
Student Representative: Lucie Scott
Faculty Adviser: Michael Dobbins, FAICP




University of Illinois at Chicago
Urban Planning and Policy Student Association (UPPSA)
Student Representative: Erin Ludwig
Faculty Advisor: Dominic Belcaster

University of Illinois at Chicago
Society of Black Urban Planners
Student Representative: Rukaya Abdallah
Faculty Advisor: Dominic Belcaster

University of Illinois at Chicago
Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER)
Student Representative: Jazmin Vega
Faculty Advisor: Dominic Belcaster

University of Illinois at Chicago
Women in Planning and Public Affairs (WPPA)
Student Representatives: Taylor Gendel and Meghan Mokate
Faculty Advisor: Dominic Belcaster

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Student Representative: Elli Dastrup
Faculty Adviser: Dustin Allred


Ball State University
Student Representative: Daniel Grinspan
Faculty Adviser: Scott Truex


University of Iowa
Student Representative: Leon Begay
Faculty Adviser: Jerry Anthony


Kansas State University
Student Representative: Zach Abell
Faculty Adviser: Huston Gibson

University of Kansas
Student Representative: Jared Clements
Faculty Adviser: Bonnie Johnson


University of Louisville
Student Representative: Charles Ames
Faculty Adviser: Kelly Kinahan\


University of New Orleans
Student Representative: Michael Billiot
Faculty Adviser: Marla K. Nelson, AICP


Morgan State University
Student Representative: Justin Fair
Faculty Adviser: Tonya Nashay Sanders-Thach

University of Maryland, College Park
Student Representative: Kari Nye
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Ariel Bierbaum


Harvard University
Student Representative: Ayesha Mehrotra
Faculty Adviser: Richard Peiser

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Student Representative: Anne Calef
Faculty Adviser: Ezra Glenn

Tufts University
Student Representative: Savannah-Nicole Villalba
Faculty Adviser: Justin Hollander, PhD, AICP

University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Student Representative: Keith Benoit
Faculty Adviser: Mark Hamin


Grand Valley State University
Student Representative: Leah Anderson
Faculty Adviser: Chad Frederick

Michigan State University
Student Representative: Jada Tillison-Love
Faculty Adviser: Zeenat Kotval-Karmchandani, AICP

University of Michigan
Student Representative: Brittany Simmons
Faculty Advisor: Laura Brown


University of Minnesota
Student Representative: Corrin Bemis
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Ryan Allen



Missouri State University
Student Representative: Aytchie Jansen
Faculty Adviser: Ron Malega

Saint Louis University
Student Representative: Christie Voelker
Faculty Adviser: Sarah Coffin, AICP

University of Missouri at Kansas City
Student Representative: Adair Bright
Faculty Adviser: Stephanie Frank


University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Student Representative: Anthony Kohel
Faculty Adviser: Gordon Scholz, AICP

New Jersey

Rowan University
Student Representative: Samuel Opal
Faculty Adviser: Megan Bucknum

Rutgers University
Student Representative: Teun Deuling
Faculty Adviser: Kathe Newman

New Mexico

New York

Cornell University
Student Representative: Natalie Deduck
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Chusid

New York University
Student Representative: Gretha Suarez
Faculty Adviser: Vanessa Léon

University at Albany, State University of New York
Student Representative: Emily Loughlin
Faculty Adviser: David Lewis

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Student Representative: Tyler Madell
Faculty Adviser: Daniel Hess

North Carolina

East Carolina University
Student Representative: Anna Wills
Faculty Adviser: Misun Hur

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Student Representative: Douglas Bright and Austin Amandolia
Faculty Adviser: Thomas William Lester


Cleveland State University
Student Representative: Patricia Hasselstrom
Faculty Adviser: Beth A. Nagy

University of Cincinnati
Undergraduate Student Representative: William Dian
Undergraduate Faculty Adviser: Christopher Auffrey
Graduate Student Representative: Reagan Noppenberger
Graduate Faculty Advisor: Johanna Looye

Ohio State University
Student Representative: Emily Long and Hunter Rayfield
Faculty Adviser: Maria Conroy


University of Oklahoma
Student Representative: Henry Lee
Faculty Adviser: Charles Warnken, AICP


Portland State University
Student Representative: Lydia Ness
Faculty Adviser: Greg Schrock

University of Oregon
Student Representative: Mary Augustine
Faculty Adviser: Richard Margerum


Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Student Representative: Ahrehon Thompson
Faculty Adviser: Sudeshna Ghosh

Temple University
Student Representative: Ronald Landis
Faculty Adviser: Lyn Mandarano

South Carolina

Clemson University
Student Representative: Brian Conner
Faculty Adviser: John Gaber, AICP


University of Memphis
Student Representative: Wyatt Archer
Faculty Adviser: Charlie Santo


Texas A&M University
Student Representative: Judanne Lennox-Morrison
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Wei Li

Texas Southern University
Student Representative: Chanelle Frazier
Faculty Adviser: Sheri Smith

University of North Texas
Student Representative: Amanda Bender
Faculty Adviser: Laura Keyes

University of Texas at Arlington
Student Representative: Samantha Bradley
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Guoqiang Shen

University of Texas at San Antonio
Student Representative: Selina Angel
Faculty Adviser: Ryan James


University of Utah
Student Representative: Jake Gallaher
Faculty Adviser: Keith Bartholomew


University of Virginia
Student Representative: Harrison Premen
Faculty Adviser: Ellen Bassett

Virginia Commonwealth University
Undergraduate Student Representative: Eric Bittner
Graduate Student Representative: Gabriella Pino-Moreno
Faculty Advisor: Benjamin Teresa

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Student Representative: Kathryn Treanor
Faculty Adviser: Yang Zhang


Eastern Washington University
Student Representative: Landon Baldwin
Faculty Adviser: Jason Scully

University of Washington
Student Representative: Cliff Mountjoy-Venning
Faculty Adviser: Christopher Cambpell


University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Student Representative: Cory Clark
Faculty Adviser: Lingqian Hu

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Student Representative: Rachel Gasper
Faculty Adviser: Ken Genskow


University of British Columbia
Student Representative: Jenny Koss
Faculty Adviser: Penny Gurstein