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

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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.
David Posley Jr. ‘09 took his experience as a UCSB men’s basketball player and applied it to wealth and financial services in a way never seen before. Hear more from David at the Inaugural 2022 Black Alumni and Student Connect Weekend.
Liz Decolvenaere ‘17 shares what drew her to UC Santa Barbara, how she became a lean, mean, quantum chemical machine, and her journey to sewing complex costumes for the next Dragon Con.
Experienced corporate attorney, Tom Jevens ‘87, spends his time giving back to the UCSB and the Gaucho community that provided him the foundation and inspiration for personal growth and professional success.
David Chin ‘92, proud supporter of the Alumni Scholarship Fund, turned his passion for sports into an opportunity to raise a family in Tokyo, Japan. He credits his UCSB education and specifically The Economics Department for preparing him for his sales industry climb and career opportunities that allowed him to travel the world.