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 editor@alumni.ucsb.edu.

Talk with first female Historian of the Senate and head of the United States Senate Historical Office
Esri’s Chief Scientist Dr. Dawn Wright Ph.D. `94
Award-winning research in social identity and status
The loss of a family member to melanoma prompted Christie Covarrubias BA ’91 to think globally about prevention.
Milo Sensors CEO Bob Lansdorp Ph.D. `15 pioneers wearable alcohol sensing technology
Nicholas Burger Ph.D. `08 is at the forefront of solving world problems at RAND.