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! Contact Natalie Wong or fill out the Alumni Spotlight Nomination form (PDF, 225 KB) and email it to

Owner & Designer of Kinship Cap Co. Monique Ritter '11
Olé LA President Michael Citron `10 leads UCSB’s fastest-growing young alumni group
Ariel Bournes, '12, uses art to connect community and law enforcement at UCSB
Young alumni Ian Blue '10 and president of Olé SF, the alumni networking group for Gauchos in San Francisco
An Interview with Classical Violist and Educator Jacob Adams, MA `13, PhD `14
An Alumni Q&A With Radio personality and event DJ Darla Bea, '03