New Professionals Network

About NPN

We are a committee within the Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA) that welcomes new professionals to Berkeley. 

Our goal is to create a forum wherein UC Berkeley's early-career professionals and recent hires from across campus can come together to expand their networks, exchange professional development opportunities, and share their experiences and knowledge about building a career at Cal with one another. We plan monthly lunch meetings, networking happy hours, and are working to expand professional development for our members.

If you have ideas, questions, or would like to be involved with the NPN Committee, please contact us at

Join Our Email List

To receive emails about NPN events and opportunities, request to join our Google Group.

Informal Networking Roster

Our Informal Networking Roster is a way of exchanging contact information with fellow staff members who are interested in meeting one-on-one to discuss shared interests and to learn from each other. Add your name and contact information by completing this form.

The roster will only be shared with current UC Berkeley staff members during NPN meetings and upon request by emailing

Upcoming Events

Social Hour @ Raleigh's Pub

2438 Telegraph Ave.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

5:15–7:15 PM

Join us for informal socializing and networking with colleagues from across campus! Members of the NPN Committee will be available to answer questions and share their experience with new staff members. All UC Berkeley staff are welcome!

Please Note: In accordance with Berkeley Public Health policies, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter dining establishments. We will plan to sit outside on the patio, but face coverings will be required when you are indoors and not eating or drinking.

The NPN Committee


Ben Dillon, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS)

Anthony Merrill, University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR)

Committee Members

Hannah Bloom, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Jeremy Brooks, UC Berkeley Career Center

Jessica De Anda, Haas School of Business

Rachel Kowalik, Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Kalie Sacco, Lawrence Hall of Science