Student Representatives Council

The Student Representatives Council (SRC) is one of the three APA components. The SRC is composed of Planning Student Organizations (PSO) representatives and its executive committee.

The goal of the SRC is to engage students and emerging professionals in APA decision making and leadership, aiming to create lasting connections between those new to the field and APA.

SRC organizational chart

2021 Student Representatives Council Executive Committee

The SRC executive committee leads the SRC, helping to shape APA's policies that influence student issues. The executive committee advises the APA Board of Directors on the best interests and needs of student and young professional membership.

The executive committee members serve for two years in their respected seats. After the term is expired, the committee invites all APA students to submit nominations for the leadership positions through the APA elections process.

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SRC Executive Committee Roles & Responsibilities

Veronica Escalera-Ibarra, SRC Chair

Veronica Escalera- Ibarra

Veronica Escalera-Ibarra is a San Antonio native and second year master's student at the University of Texas at San Antonio in Urban and Regional Planning. She hopes her future planning pursuits expand an understanding of real estate development and land use law to create sustainable and equitable planning projects. Term of office: January 2020–December 2021.

Jarrodd Davis
Region I

Jarrodd Davis

Jarrodd is a Virginia native completing a Masters in City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on the intersection of real estate and planning, where he leverages his experience in economic development to move forward bold and innovative ideas for the built environment with an equity lens. He earned his bachelors degree from Virginia Tech where he developed a love of cycling and the outdoors.  Term of office: January 2021–December 2022.

Sean Scoopmire, SRC Region II rep
Region II

Sean A. Scoopmire

Sean Scoopmire is a North Carolina native who lives in Greenville, South Carolina. He is a second-year student in the Master of City and Regional Planning program at Clemson University and is returning to school from a career practicing law. Sean is interested in public art, creative placemaking, economic development, and community development. Term of office: January 2020–December 2021.

Kohl Malo, SRC Region III Rep
Region III

Kohl Malo, AICP

Kohl Malo is a planner currently working in Tampa, Florida. He recently graduated from Florida State University with his Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning, and today works to find elegant solutions to problems in transportation and land use. As the SRC Region III Rep, Kohl finds ways to elevate the profile and opportunities for students and young professionals in the south and southeast, as well as nationwide, through programs that link students and young professionals with opportunities in the private, public, and non-profit sector. Kohl loves to travel and learning about the tools different cultures use to shape their environment and economies. Term of office: January 2020–December 2021.

Isabel V. Soberal
Region IV

Isabel V. Soberal

Isabel Soberal is a Michigan native and is currently completing her last semester of undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University. She is pursuing degrees in Spanish and Geography with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning. She also serves as the Equity Program Coordinator at the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, where she applies her research interests surrounding community engagement and equity in urban planning. As the newly appointed Region IV representative, Isabel is excited to facilitate education and preparation for planning students across the nation. Term of office: January 2022–December 2023.

Kevin Luzong
Region V

Kevin Luzong, AICP

Kevin is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he received his Master of Community and Regional Planning degree with a concentration in transportation planning. He was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in San Francisco, where he works as a program manager on Uber's transit team and focuses on developing transit agency partnerships. His interests include public transit, new mobility, and sustainability. As the SRC Region V representative, he is eager to advocate for planning students and support student-led initiatives across the states and provinces that make up the electoral region. Term of office: January 2021–December 2022.

Muhammad Nazmus Sadat
Region VI

Muhammad Nazmus Sadat

Muhammad Nazmus Sadat your new international student representative from Bangladesh. He is an enthusiastic planning minded person who wants to make a difference among planning students all over the world. He is a graduate of Urban and Regional Planning from Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh; he loves to use technology (GIS, Remote Sensing, coding etc.) in planning. He is an APA student member since 2017 and now wants to spread planning concepts for achieving SDGs and also wants to integrate planning students around the globe. Term of office: January 2021–December 2022.

Headshot of Rachael Panik Thompson.
Past Chair

Rachael Panik-Thompson, AICP

Rachael Thompson Panik is an Alabama native now transplanted to Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated with her planning degree from Clemson University in 2018 and now is a planner for Toole Design Group. Term of office: January 2020–December 2021.