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

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Carly Thomsen ’14 was the first person to receive a Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara and is an interdisciplinary scholar, interested in ideas that have become taken-for-granted by self-identified liberals, progressives, and leftists.
Brent Linas ‘07 is sharing how the diversity of UCSB helped him land opportunities in a variety of fields, and how his time in Greek Life impacted his ability to flourish in the professional world.
Dr. Sarah Kriz is a lead cognitive psychologist at The MITRE Corporation, where she specializes in program evaluation, large-scale study design, survey research, and project management.
Chelsey Lowe, a UCSB All American Volleyball player and yoga teacher, stars in an upcoming Reality TV show that puts our furry friends to the test.
Taylor Heisley-Cook ‘19 and David Mun ‘19 are making big moves in the fabric industry with sustainability in mind.
A founding force of a pioneer in legal and journalistic documents, Dennis Rediker BS ’66 finds a second career in (semi) retirement