YPT Phoenix

The YPT Phoenix Chapter offers networking, fellowship and career development opportunities for new and emerging transportation professionals in metro Phoenix.


Candidate information and ballots will be emailed to paid YPT PHX memebers. New board members term will start November 1, 2019.


For information on how to post jobs on our site please contact YPTPhoenix@gmail.com. 


Hannah Quinsey
Jessica Parks
Deputy Chair

Jessica Parks developed an interest in public transit while exploring the great cities of the world by bike, rail and bus with her family. She is passionate about how public transit is a window to the soul of a city and the needs of its people.  An honors graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU,  she is happiest when connecting people to the resources they want and the information that they need.  
When she’s not talking about public transit, Jessica is probably watching movies or discussing the latest science news (fact and/or fiction). She serves as the Deputy Chair for YPT Phoenix,  as a member of the WTS Communications Committee, and as the Director of Shorts Filmmaker Relations for the Phoenix Film Festival and Peoria Film Festival.
Omar Peters
Kim Engesath
Julie CruzGillifan
Membership Chair

Julieta has 10 years of experience in community empowerment and engagement.   Prior to joining Valley Metro, Julieta worked with City of Phoenix’s former Mayor Greg Stanton, addressing constituent and community leaders’ needs through outcome-focused initiatives.  Julieta started her career as a community organizer for Stand for Children, an education advocacy organization.  Through relationship building and grassroots organizing, Julieta developed parent leaders in South Phoenix to spearhead a campaign overriding two district-wide budgets and elect two board members to represent the interest of students.  These experiences allow Julieta to connect with community members to advocate and to access public transit. 
Brenda Soto
Partnership Chair

Brenda has over four (four as of January 2020) years of traffic, transportation engineering, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) experience. Her technical experience includes ITS infrastructure for municipal and statewide projects, traffic signal design, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design, signing and pavement marking design, and utility coordination. Brenda has completed engineering design for municipalities throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, including Avondale, Buckeye, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe, as well as for the Maricopa County, Arizona, Utah, Kansas, and Missouri Departments of Transportation (DOTs).


YPT Membership is open to all new and emerging transportation professionals and students – everyone is welcome to participate in our activities.