Alumni Spotlights feature outstanding UC Santa Barbara alumni succeeding in their careers, proud of their Gaucho heritage.

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Kami Calderon ‘07 received her B.A. in Music at UCSB and continues to use her talents in her role as Chief Operating Officer of Clean Energy Counsel. Bringing her musical background to business and law, Calderon continues to give back to the UCSB community that further nourished her passion for music.
Celine Mol ’17, ’19, Co-Founder and CTO of Beni, a new secondhand online shopping tool, has a mission of accelerating the circular economy.
David Fortson ‘97 and Eric Cardenas ‘98 planted their roots in the city of Santa Barbara, blossomed two sister companies, and nourished the planet we live on.
Roland Ros ‘04 is the cofounder and CEO of KumuMedia Technologies, the #1 social media app in the Philippines with over 10 million daily users. Since launching the platform in 2018, Ros has inspired millions of users to share their stories, embrace their culture, and strengthen their connections to Filipinos across the globe.
Holly Roose ‘17 serves as the Director of UC Santa Barbara’s Promise Scholars program, a post she had held since 2016.
Mackenzie Weinger ‘10 started her journalism career at the Daily Nexus and fell in love with editing. From Policy Editor, to Senior Editor, to Managing Editor all at National Journal, Weinger takes a look back at where it all started.

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