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

Please visit the BSA Events page for upcoming events!

Recent Events

Google Drive Demystified (link to recording) - Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Streamlining Work Effectiveness with Google Products (link to recording, links shared in video) - Thursday, July 27, 2023

The NPN Committee


Amanda Gill, Associate DirectorEvening & Weekend MBA, Haas School of Business
Michelle Hanke, Research Administrator ERSO / Physics

Committee Members

Robby Cortes, Technology Access Assistant, UC Berkeley Extension's Disability Support Services
Sara Gall, Operations Specialist, Cal 1 Card
Taylor Kaserman, Research Administrator 3, ERSO
Brian Luna, Program Assistant, Berkeley School of Education
Erika Pe, Reservations Coordinator, Berkeley Event Services
Laurel Silverstein, Executive Assistant, BAMPFA