YLS Member Spotlight
Learn more about YLS Leadership Council member Ben DeAlba


1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work? What do you do for fun?  I work at the California State Transportation Agency. For fun, I like to camp with friends and family, particularly at the beach.

2. What motivated you to join United Way’s Young Leaders Society? Giving back to the community. There is no better way to change our communities for the better than just going out and doing it!

3. What’s the best leadership advice you’ve ever received. Follow your own path.

4. What’s your advice to other young professionals looking to get involved in the community? A little goes a long way-whether it’s your time, talent or treasure. Get out there and do it!

5. Favorite TV Show: The Black List… Great show!

6. Favorite Book Author: Dan Brown

7. Starbucks Order: Grande medium roast, room for cream

YLS Leadership Council members provide program support and guidance each year. Their volunteer service is key in providing relevant, fun, community-serving programs for YLS members.