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

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Dr. Sarah Kriz is a lead cognitive psychologist at The MITRE Corporation, where she specializes in program evaluation, large-scale study design, survey research, and project management.
Chelsey Lowe, a UCSB All American Volleyball player and yoga teacher, stars in an upcoming Reality TV show that puts our furry friends to the test.
Taylor Heisley-Cook ‘19 and David Mun ‘19 are making big moves in the fabric industry with sustainability in mind.
A founding force of a pioneer in legal and journalistic documents, Dennis Rediker BS ’66 finds a second career in (semi) retirement
Latinx autor Monica Brown '91 brings a multicultural voice to her young readers...
Santa Barbara Mission’s Executive Director Monica Orozco Ph.D. `99