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

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As the American Library Association’s new Executive Director, Tracie D. Hall is Bringing Together the nation’s libraries for a wider social mission
Adriana Alejandre ‘12 (Psychology) is paving the way for Latinx mental health.
A career in music journalism for Lucas Villa ‘12 (BA Communications) started with an April 1999 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Founder of Up! Music, Trevor Ditzler '09 is helping the youth of Miami through music.
Raul Martinez ‘13 (BA Economics) has three graduate degrees and is no slouch in the ring either.
Less Particle, More Wave From the Lab to the Legal World: Ron Dolin Ph.D. ‘98