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

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Lou Balmer-Millar Ph.D. '93, will become a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. leading the design and manufacture of large diesel and natural gas engines as well as advanced power products and powertrain.
Who knew Tik-Tok could be a learning outlet for first-generation students all over the world? Giovanna Gonzalez ‘11 did and now she’s teaching others how to increase their financial literacy through the latest international social media trend.
A conversation with the Cheadle Family about life, love, and their legacy of giving back through the Cheadle Alumni Award.
K.C. Mmeje ‘02, moderator for the Meaningful Mentorship panel during the Gaucho Professionals Expo, shares his thoughts on the power of the mentor/mentee relationship.
Sharon Tettegah Ph.D. '00, is the Director of UCSB's Center for Black Studies Research, a faculty member in the Department of Black Studies, and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Annalyn Cruz ‘00 is this year's Gaucho Professionals Expo Keynote Speaker. Annalyn is an independent Leadership and Executive coach, whose passion is to help others pursue their career freedom and achieve the lives they truly crave.