San Francisco

2008 - Jessica Bejarano

August 31, 2018

Jessica Bejarano ('08, M.A. music) was recently featured on the KQED's "Bay Brilliant" program. Bejarano is music director of the San Francisco Civic Orchestra. "I didn't look at the lack of females in the field. I just knew that I was motivated, I was thirsty for it, and I was passionate about conducting and being a leader. So I just went for it."

1997 - London Breed

June 20, 2018
London Breed (B.A., political science, ’97) is only the second woman and the first African American to serve as San Francisco's Mayor. Her term runs until January 2020.

Design Faculty Working on Climate Change Project

November 28, 2017
Two faculty members from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science Department of Design are part of a group selected for a year-long project bringing together local residents, public officials and experts to develop projects to strengthen resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.

2013 - May Wilson

July 03, 2017

May Wilson (MFA, art, ’13) has won the 2017 San Francisco Artist Award from the San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA). As winner, she will have a solo exhibition at the Themes + Projects gallery, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., Sept. 9 – 30. Wilson creates sculptures and installations with industrial materials — vinyl, industrial felt, nylon strapping, sand and concrete. Around 30 artists were nominated for the biennial award by art professionals, collectors and other artists.

San Francisco Young Alumni Program

April 10, 2017
When Lauren Levin (B.A., communications, ‘11) and Jacqueline Wells (B.A., English, ‘06) wanted to connect with a group of College of Letters and Science young alumni in the Bay Area and found no such group existed, they did what Aggies do: they made it happen themselves.