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

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To receive emails about NPN events and opportunities, request to join our Google Group or send an email to with the subject line “Subscribe NPN.”

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag Lunch: "How do we build community right now?"

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 12–1 p.m. PST

Online via Zoom

Join the New Professionals Network for a lunchtime discussion about how we can build and maintain a sense of community during this unprecedented time of social isolation. Staff members from across campus are welcome to contribute questions and comments to the discussion, or share their own successes and challenges in community building. Feel free to enjoy your lunch during the conversation!

The Zoom meeting link will be shared with the NPN email list by Monday, March 1. To request the link or join our email list, email

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