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Julie and Kristen Gautier-Downes

Twin sisters, Julie and Kristen Gautier-Downes both decided to pursue the arts at UC Santa Cruz, graduating in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Julie earned her BA in Studio Art, with... [more]

Christina Dinkel

Costume designer and UC Santa Cruz Theater Arts alum, Christina Dinkel just graduated six years ago but already has a very impressive resume. From designing costumes for top local theater companies, including Santa Cruz... [more]

Ren Klyce

With five Oscar nominations for film sound editing and mixing, UC Santa Cruz alumnus Ren Klyce’s career has taken a sky-rocket climb since he decided to major in music back in 1983. He credits his piano teacher at UCSC, Mary Jane Cope, and her husband of Professor Emeritus of Music, David Cope,... [more]

Michelle Aguilar

Having just graduated in 2015 from UC Santa Cruz’s SocDoc program in the Film and Digital Media department with an MA in Social Documentation, Michelle Aguilar has already led a life dedicated to working for social justice. Since 2009, when she began to travel internationally,... [more]

Over 100 UC Santa Cruz Alums in Hollywood

If we inadvertently left your name off the list, please forgive us and contact 
Erica Gerard Di Bona, Kresge '73-'75
    edibona@ucsc.edu 

STEPHANIE ALLAIN Producer Beyond the Lights, Dear White People

AXEL ALONSO Editor... [more]

Scott Lord

Thanks to his voracious love of reading combined with some stellar Trivial Pursuit game skills, UC Santa Cruz alumnus and generous supporter of the university’s opera program, Scott Lord was destined to put his knack for knowing a bit of something about almost... [more]

UC Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media alum Erik Pearson will be directing the upcoming play Marqués, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which was written by UC Santa Cruz graduate students,Stephen Richter and Mónica Andrade, and is set in the shady world of drug... [more]

Visual artist and UC Santa Cruz alum (Porter 1995) Fritz Chesnut was exposed at an early age to art, especially since his mother earned her PhD in art education and his father, who has a Master’s in German, also studied music. They both attended UC Santa Barbara, where Fritz... [more]

As a Porter College student at UC Santa Cruz, Jennie Morris knew that she would have an interesting career someday. Now, as the executive vice president of acquisitions, research and network operations at Pivot, the television network launched in 2013 by Participant Media, she’s... [more]

After graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2005 with a degree in Film and Digital Media, Jaime Gonzalezknew that he was destined to become a filmmaker. He had loved the idea of telling stories since he was a child due to his mother sharing her love of novels with him, along with... [more]

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