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In 2018, Young Professionals of PBKNY was created by Matthew Kriegsman to host events and initiatives to satisfy the preferences of young PBKNY alumni that were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa within the last fifteen years. The Committee works in collaboration with the National Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Phi Beta Kappa New York Association. We encourage recent inductees to join us, engage in leadership opportunities within the committee, and to become actively part of the greater Phi Beta Kappa community.

You can stay connected by signing up for our Monthly Newsletter here and following our Facebook page here.

Interested in learning more about us? To join, or to share new ideas and suggestions, feel free to message our YP Committee <>


Upcoming Events

2021 Recent Graduate Essay Contest

Our second annual Recent Graduate Essay Contest is now open! Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, August 8, at 11:59 PM EDT.

The winning applicant will receive $500 and have their essay published in Phi Beta Kappa’s The Key Reporter.

For more info or to submit your essay, click here! (Please note, recommended essay length is 500 words)

You can check out the essays written by last year’s finalist and semi-finalists under the Time Capsule collection.

Mentorship Program

PBKNY is excited to launch the second cohort of the Mentorship Program for members. Whether you are interested in becoming a Mentee and/or Mentor, as part of our program, we are going to try our best to be helpful 'yentas' (matchmakers) and find you a match!


*Please note that if you participated as a mentee in the previous cycle, you may not participate again as a mentee, only as a mentor (and we'd encourage it if you are able to take on this challenge and be a leader!)


Read up about our first cohort which was a great success here in the Key Reporter!

We are looking forward to facilitating great conversations and personal growth. All active members of PBKNY are encouraged to apply to participate in the Mentorship Program. We intend to complete matching for a September/October program start. 

Click here to apply!

Monthly YP Event

Join us on Wednesday, July 14, at 7 PM on Zoom for our first social event of the summer. Test your wits against your fellow PBK members as we play a host of virtual games! Please click here to RSVP!

Jessica Levy


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University at Buffalo


David Zarowin

Vice Chair of Events

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New York University


Lexi Eisert

Vice Chair of Marketing and Communications

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Indiana University

Meet The Committee

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Antonio Femia


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Queens College

(Macaulay Honors)

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Amanda Schwartz

Vice Chair of Mentorship Program

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University of Maryland Honors Program

Rutgers Law School

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Meagan Odette


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SUNY Geneseo

Past Board Members

Matthew Kriegsman

Jasmine Neal

Madison Montemayor

Alyssa Manz