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! Fill out the Alumni Spotlight Nomination form (PDF, 225 KB) and email it to

Justin Bengry Ph.D. '10, A Landmark Lecturer Appointment
Jeff Shealy '95, Founder and CEO of Akoustis Technologies
Sandy Goe '81, Founder and CEO of the Santa Barbara Business Network & Expo
Dana Skeels '13, Facebook Internal Enablement and Comms Manager
Melanie Matheu '01 and Noelle Mullin '05 Co-Founders of Prellis Biologics
Anne García-Romero '09, associate professor of Film, Television and Theater at the University of Notre Dame