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

Adolfo Murillo '79 is a successful South Coast optometrist and he helped create the organic tequila industry in Mexico.
Loie Hollowell (CCS Art ’05) is an artist in New York City, a career choice significantly impacted from her time as a student at the College of Creative Studies (CCS).
Christopher Gavigan '97, Co-founder of The Honest Company
Derek Rohlffs '93, Proprietor & Winemaker, Bravium Winery & Outlier Wine Co.
Alexandra Leumer '05, Climate Change Policy Analyst for The Nature Conservancy
Trudie Reich '09, Owner of Beach Baby Nannies LLC