Naheed Arshad
Chair, YPN

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) was launched at the APPNA annual meeting in Washington DC in June 2008.

The goal of YPN is to give singles both affiliated with APPNA and not affiliated with APPNA, between the ages of 22-47 years, an opportunity to network, socialize and maybe to ‘find that someone special.’ Since 2008, YPN has formed a list serve of over 1400 young professionals to inform them of upcoming events. For the past few years, we have started profiling some of of the professionals on the list serve as well as facilitating exchange of profiles and the response has been very positive.

Numerous YPN weddings and engagements have taken place and many more young professionals are seriously communicating with each other.

If you know a young professional who would like to be on the YPN list serve, please ask them to send an email to The email should include their name, age, city, state, place of undergraduate education, place of post graduate education and profession. If a young professional would like their profile posted on the YPN list serve or shared with someone, send a brief bio in the format below to, please include two recent pictures. All profiles are treated with the utmost privacy and confidentiality.

Gender -Female
Age – 29
Year of birth – 1983
Height – 5′ 6″
Education – undergrad NYU (major History), post grad Columbia Law
Profession – Lawyer
Current Location – Washington DC
Marital Status -Single, Never married
Interests- Traveling, Reading, Basketball and Music.
Family Info-Originally from Pakistan. Father-engineer, Mother-physician, older brother-Consultant, and younger sister-3rd year college.
Religious values – Practicing, somewhat practing or not practicing.
I would like my partner to be: 27-35 y/o, intelligent, well educated (at least Masters), born and raised in the US. Someone who is interested in traveling and sports.

The name of the individual and their email will not be posted on the list serve.

If you are above the age of 47, please submit your brief bio and you will be helped on an individual basis. Obviously, the best way of meeting young professionals is to attend a YPN event at an APPNA meeting.