PACE holds alumni networking reception in Sacramento
On September 13, the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (PACE) convened Future Focused: A PACE Alumni Reception in Sacramento. Hosted by PACE’s partners at San Mateo County, the event was the first large-scale convening of PACE alumni since the school was founded in 2012. Hosted by Kate White (MPA, ’08), deputy secretary of environmental policy and housing coordination at the California State Transportation Agency, the event was the second in an inaugural series of place-based alumni events for PACE.
Attendees shared their passion for specific aspects of public affairs and civic engagement, which allowed alumni from each of PACE’s degree programs to learn about common interests and begin to identify opportunities to work with one another to promote a positive vision of the future. These Sacramento area alumni were enthusiastic about making new connections and re-invigorating old ones.
Pictured: PACE alumni and faculty, from left to right: Alice Kindarara (M.A., Gerontology, ’01), Ju Hong (MPA, ’16), Kareem Hines (B.A., Urban Studies & Planning, ’13), Kate White (MPA, ’08), Odet Ford (MPA, ’15), Liz Brown (PACE director), and Jennifer Shea (PACE associate director)