Alumni profiles, news bites and insights both from and about the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association foster a strong sense of connection and Gaucho pride.

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Spring / Summer 2022

Her post-college path unclear, Yvett Merino kept taking her next right step — and ended up with an Academy Award.
Undergraduate student Nina Bouzamondo-Bernstein champions inclusion and equity with her nonprofit, Pre-Health Shadowing.
Four years after graduating, journalist Molly Forster is winning awards — and thanking her alma mater for making it possible.
Aila Malik, a 2022 Presidential Leadership Scholar, focuses on the nonprofit sector in her drive to create change.
Fueled by a passion for health and a desire to help others, Bo Hu creates a smart home fitness device.
Stylish Nuts for Every Occasion Lisa Wojcik mastered her mom’s specialty recipe as a kid; now she’s building a business with it.
Matt Moss gives the gift of an image to his girlfriend, then to the world, by way of his viral app.
Fighting for equity, representation — and really big waves — is all in a day’s work for this pro surfer and activist.
Audrey Weitz matches investors with unique opportunities, and champions finance as a rewarding career for women.

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Fall / Winter 2021

From innovations in reusable straws to passing on a love of music to children in underserved communities, these Gauchos are paying it forward in ways that make us proud.
Fueled by a passion for entrepreneurship, the founders of Dart Coffee, Sun & Swell, BranchOut Parks and Watermelon Apparel share their stories.
From artists to authors and poets to podcasters, the creative spark is alive and thriving in these UC Santa Barbara grads.
Spotlighting alumni achievers in the worlds of eco-chic fashion, national politics, athletics, public service, entertainment, astronauts and more.
Architect Ken Radtkey ’83 shares some ideas for making your home more sustainable and environmentally friendly.