Young Professionals Group

WorldChicago's Young Professional Group

is a collective of dynamic Chicago and midwestern professionals, ages 21 -40 years old, driven by a shared belief in WorldChicago’s mission of citizen diplomacy, a desire to work in and/or know more about international relations and diplomacy, and a want to create a more connected world.

YPG is a network of influential thinkers and future global leaders, like you, you will engage and rising young business and civic leaders and gain knowledge, insight, and skills that will make them an invaluable part of the global community and it's next generation of leaders.

WorldChicago Young Professionals Group (YPG) are:

  • A young professional based in the Chicago metropolitan area, with consideration for regional professionals in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan;
  • Have a shared belief in WorldChicago, it's global and local mission and the value it creates in our community and around the world;
  • Interest in professional development and leadership skill-building;
  • Highly motivated to learn more about citizen diplomacy and international relations, and;
  • Open to creating personal and professional networks through a variety of social events, networking, and volunteer opportunities.

Questions? Reach out to WorldChicago's Marketing & Development Manager, Morgan Lyn, at

2021 Young Professionals Group Leadership

Marissa Buffo

Young Professionals Group Chair

Angela Beltran

Young Professionals Group Co-Vice Chair

Lily Payton

Young Professionals Group Co-Vice Chair

Scott Anderson

Young Professionals Group Secretary

Become a YPG Member

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