Alumni Spotlights

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

Nominate your fellow Gauchos for the Alumni Spotlight series! Fill out the Alumni Spotlight Nomination form (PDF, 225 KB) and email it to

Meet UCSB's healthcare heroes like Javier Moreno '05
From the call of duty to wake-up calls, Larry Broughton BA ‘90 knows what it means to serve.
Dr. Nien-Tsu Shen '76 MA shares her motivation for pursuing her master’s degree at UC Santa Barbara, her passion for problem solving, and her advice for other young professionals.
Talk with first female Historian of the Senate and head of the United States Senate Historical Office
Esri’s Chief Scientist Dr. Dawn Wright Ph.D. `94
Award-winning research in social identity and status