Young Alumni Group Connects Aggies in the Bay

YOung alumni group SF
Peter Ng and Chris Backer
Young Alumni leaders San Francisco
Peter Ng and Chris Backer

When Peter Ng heard about a new group for young alumni living in the San Francisco Bay Area, he immediately called his old campus friend Chris Backer, who he knew had great networking skills.

The two have taken leading roles in the College of Letters and Science Young Alumni Program, San Francisco Bay Area, serving on the group’s seven-member advisory board, chaired by Lauren Levin (B.A., communication, ’11).

“We want to be here to help younger Aggies who want to locate in the Bay Area,” said Ng (B.A., political science and economics, ’07), a field director and financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual. “Being there for networking, skill building, and providing support emotionally and financially when they’re starting out is something we want to do.”

Backer (B.A., political science, ’07), who worked in the State Assembly in Sacramento and legal industry in Santa Barbara and now sells real estate in Marin County, sees plenty of potential for the group in San Francisco: “You can’t walk down the street without running into an Aggie.”

“Many people from the College of Letters and Science really want to expand their network and that’s one of the things we are trying to help them accomplish,” he said.

Want to join this dynamic group? Check out its website.