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

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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.
Ryan McMullan ‘05 received his Masters at the Bren School and continues to help current Bren school graduate students pursue a life in sustainability.
Development Director of the Special Olympics Santa Barbara County, Gina Carbajal ‘09, has made a name for herself throughout Santa Barbara County. Through her creative programs and fundraising, she has provided a multitude of resources for our community.
Bo earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. Prior to UCSB, he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, a leading university in Beijing, China.
Jennie Romer ‘00 has dedicated her life to science and policy to prevent pollution. Now working as a senior official at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), she brings her local skills to use on the national level.
Aila Malik ‘01 is selected as a 2022 Presidential Leadership Scholar for her work in environmental and human change.