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

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
University Sitters and Helpr founders Becka Klauber `07 and Kasey Edwards `07
Joseph M. Acaba ’90, NASA Astronaut, Science Teacher, Hydrogeologist
Artist Brandon Sonntag Borgia `93
Qualcomm President Derek Aberle ’92 is at the forefront of mobile innovation.