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

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As a research and development scientist at Agilent Technologies, Dr. Leah Foltz Ph.D. `18 is focused on improving the lives of patients through developing new solutions in precision medicine.
Dr. Jim McNamara earned his master’s degree and doctorate in Religious Studies from UCSB.
For Emma Rose Cohen, Floatopia and a trip to Thailand were both the final straw and the beginning of a new calling
A Gaucho Marriage Began with Beach Volleyball
A rewarding career, an “amazing” family, and a lifelong passion for Italy add up to the good life for Cindy Green Fitzgerald ‘88
Entrepreneurial Jon Fitzgerald ’89 is redefining the way movies are made and marketed.