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

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David Fortson ‘97 and Eric Cardenas ‘98 planted their roots in the city of Santa Barbara, blossomed two sister companies, and nourished the planet we live on.
Roland Ros ‘04 is the cofounder and CEO of KumuMedia Technologies, the #1 social media app in the Philippines with over 10 million daily users. Since launching the platform in 2018, Ros has inspired millions of users to share their stories, embrace their culture, and strengthen their connections to Filipinos across the globe.
Holly Roose ‘17 serves as the Director of UC Santa Barbara’s Promise Scholars program, a post she had held since 2016.
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.