Previous Alumni Spotlights

July 5, 2017

Tell in Oniracom Headquarters

This month's Spotlight features Jacob, a former Film Studies major, Black Studies minor, who now heads an agency of world-class branding and digital media experts.

June 2, 2017

This month’s Spotlight features Alex, a former Law and Society major who’s now managing a multi-million dollar budget for UCSB’s College of Letters and Science.

May 9, 2017

This month’s Spotlight features Stacey, a former English major who has tackled roles from video game researcher to technical writer.

April 12, 2017

Photo of Angélica in helicopter

This month's Spotlight features Angélica, a former History of Public Policy major who is now shaking up the state government, innovating ways to better serve the people of California.

March 13, 2017

This month’s Spotlight features Evan, a former Film and Media Studies major who’s now the CEO of a biometric sensor company forging a new path in wearable technology.

February 14, 2017

This month's Spotlight features Kelly, a former Communication and Film Studies major who now sells Pandora advertising, fearlessly winning over clients and keeping your music playing.

January 11, 2017

This month's Spotlight features Noëlle Boucquey, a former Environmental Studies major who has switched careers from environmental consulting to designing and teaching courses to prepare the next generation for saving the world.

December 9, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Joanna, a former English major who's now using her creative talent to create campaigns and presentations for a nation-wide company.

November 9, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Paul, a former Sociology and Global Studies double major who is now the voice of the student body on the UC Board of Regents.

October 17, 2016

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This month's Spotlight features Nicholas, a former Cultural Anthroplogy major who launched his own specialty bakehouse, bringing a taste of New Zealand to the San Francisco Bay Area.

September 12, 2016

Profile Image Kelsey Gorter

This month's Spotlight features Kelsey, a former Biochemistry major who works in vineyards around the world, using science to produce better wines.

August 4, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Craig, a former Psychology and Communication double major who is now leading an energetic band of recruiters in the mission to build the staff for one of the world's top companies.

July 5, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Lauren, a former Black Studies major who is now bridging the worlds of art, culture, history, and community activism through the development of museum programming.

June 2, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Samantha, a former Aquatic Biology and French double major who's now diving into the turquoise seas of Moorea to research the protection of coral reefs.

May 10, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Sarah, a former Communication major who, after coordinating film Q&A's with A-List Hollywood actors, has gone global to build literacy and girls' education programs around the world.

March 28, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Megan, a former Global Studies major who is now on a life-long adventure, capturing stories from around the world through journalism and photography.

To go beyond the interview, hear Megan speak with other alumni on the 2016 Alumni Panel: Full Alumni Panel Video (Length: 1:04:34)

February 23, 2016

This month's bonus Spotlight features Maura, a former Dance and Sociology double major who's now transforming the lives of people seeking physical and emotional recovery through dance therapy.

February 4, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Hamed, a former triple major in Econ-Math, Philosophy, and Global Studies, who now applies his love of deep thinking to creating risk models for financial firms.

January 12, 2016

This month's Spotlight features Nick, a former English major who's now shaping television entertainment, casting MTV's hit series, Catfish: The TV Show.

December 15, 2015

This month's Spotlight features Michelle, a former Film and Media Studies and English double major who's now commanding cameras, scripts, and crews, shaping the world through filmmaking.

To go beyond the interview, hear Michelle speak with other alumni on the 2016 Alumni Panel: Full Alumni Panel Video (Length: 1:04:34)

November 12, 2015

This month's Spotlight features Carly, a former Psychology major who is now doing double duty in helping people overcome hardships as both a stroke researcher and a volunteer trauma advocate.

October 19, 2015

This month's Spotlight features Corinne, a former Linguistics major who, having taught FBI agents and worked for D.C.'s Applied Linguistics Center, is now an advocate for minority language communities in New Zealand.

September 14, 2015

Kristen Care: Attorney

This month's Spotlight features Kristen, a former Classics major who is now commanding courtrooms and protecting the underserved as a general practice attorney.

August 24, 2015

This month’s Spotlight features Sarah, a former Global Studies major who’s now at the center of the nation’s political landscape, advising Members of Congress and innovating policies to make our country better.

July 27, 2015

This month’s Spotlight features Joseph, a former Linguistics major who is now a Speech Therapist, throwing open the doors of communication for children with language impairments.

To go beyond the interview, hear Joseph speak with other alumni on the 2016 Alumni Panel: Full Alumni Panel Video (Length: 1:04:34)

May 27, 2015

This month’s Spotlight features Jonathan, a former Global Studies major who’s now an award-winning photojournalist and running a thrilling media and technology start-up that aims to give context to the world in which we live today.

March 27, 2015

Irene Phakeovilay: Floor Sommelier

This month’s Spotlight features Irene, a former Film and Media Studies major who’s now a Certified Sommelier for a Forbes Five-Star restaurant, responsible for matching patrons with over 3,500 different wines.

February 19, 2015

Rebecca Gayle: PharmD

This month’s Spotlight features Rebecca, a former Biochemistry: Molecular Biology major who, after attending one of the most prestigious pharmacy programs in the country, is now tackling the hectic, hands-on world of being a pharmacist in low-income communities.

January 1, 2015

This month's Spotlight features Gabriel, a former Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major and Art History minor who now designs cutting-edge technologies to improve patient care.

To go beyond the interview, hear Gabriel speak with other alumni on the 2016 Alumni Panel: Full Alumni Panel Video (Length: 1:04:34)

December 8, 2014
Erin McGrath: ESL (English as a Second Language) Instructor

This month’s Spotlight features Erin, a former History and Global Studies major who’s bridging communication gaps around the world, teaching English as a Second Language from Turkey to San Francisco.

November 10, 2014

James Bianco: Music Supervisor/Music Editor

This month’s spotlight features James, a former Global Studies major who’s lighting up the soundboards of Hollywood as a music supervisor for popular TV shows and films.

October 19, 2014

This month's spotlight features Jess, a former Aquatic Bio and Spanish double major who's now diving into the rivers of Puerto Rico on her quest to save the environment.