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

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Turning his family business into a social enterprise, Erin Fish, B.A. ’98 wants to insure the future of the planet.
Helios Interactive Technologies co-founder Michael Schaiman BA '98 kicks off Silicon Valley Gaucho Networking Night with a talk at the University Club of Palo Alto on December 4, 2018
Winter will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from UC Santa Barbara on Friday, October 5th, 2018.
Adolfo Murillo '79 is a successful South Coast optometrist and he helped create the organic tequila industry in Mexico.
Loie Hollowell (CCS Art ’05) is an artist in New York City, a career choice significantly impacted from her time as a student at the College of Creative Studies (CCS).
Christopher Gavigan '97, Co-founder of The Honest Company