Upcoming YEP Events

Drop The Mic
Drop the Mic: Career Change
Location Booker T. Washington Center (1720 Holland St)
Date Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attendee Limit 40

Many people have taken the past year and half to reflect on their career trajectory and determine if they are heading in the direction they want. As we experience the "Great Resignation," many young professionals are wondering -- what's next for me? Is there a better fit that could leader to a happier work life?

Have you considered changing your career? Are you interested in exploring a new industry but aren't sure where to start?

Join of panel of young leaders from Erie County who have successfully navigated changing their career.  Our four amazing panelists will be discussing their experiences, pitfalls, accomplishments, and how that shift changed their life. 


  • Amanda Kochirka: Associate Consultant at Decision Associates
  • Rebecca Styn: Owner of Blind Tiger Spirit Free Cocktails and Room 33
  • Tyler Titus: Founder of Compton's Table and Erie Public School Board President
  • Brandon Wiley: Owner, OpenedEyes


  • Abbey Lesniewski, Assistant Director of the Innovation Entente Lab at Mercyhurst University

This event will take place at the Booker T. Washington Center. Light refreshments will be served. Thank you to our sponsors at National Fuel for making this event possible.