2010s

2012

Diana Leonard

I am Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. My research examines intergroup relations in applied domains like protest and apology. My latest project on moral judgments of racial passing behavior recently received funding from SPSSI. This past year, my partner and I bought a house in SW Portland and adopted a puppy named Freyja. Upcoming this summer I will be leading a laddered research team with undergraduates and a local high school student via funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

2013

Leandro Calcagnotto

I worked with children with autism for a year in Los Angeles. I changed career fields and now work as an EMT in the Emergency Department of a hospital. I plan to become a Physician's Assistant.

Caroline Griffith-Chavez

I will soon obtain my California Real Estate license and I look forward to helping clients make their housing dreams a reality. I enjoy solving problems, coming up with creative solutions and working with people. I live with my family in Oakland and I am excited to read about what other Gauchos are up to!

Steven Guzowski

I have been working as a coach and a behavior therapist. I am currently working towards my MA in Educational Psychology and will soon after be earning my BCBA credential.

Alanna Peebles

After a short summer, I jumped right into a MA/Ph.D. program in Communications at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. My current focus is on the effects of prosocial and educational media on adults and children.

Shelby Swanson (Norton)

Graduated in 2013 with B.A. in Sociology, minor in Applied Psychology. I obtained a Masters in Psychology immediately after finishing UCSB. As of this past March, I am now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am still living in Santa Barbara and am grateful for everything UCSB gave to me!

Caroline Griffith-Chavez

BA, Psychology. I will soon obtain my California Real Estate license and I look
forward to helping clients make their housing dreams a reality. I enjoy solving problems, coming up with creative solutions
and working with people. I live with my family in Oakland and I am excited to read about what other Gauchos are up to!

Amber Leitheiser

BA, Psychology. I work as an Office Manager for a private psychiatry group in Los Angeles. I live in Encino, CA.

2015

Sophia Litsey

B.A. Psychology and English. I got a job as an HR Generalist with a Continuing Care Retirement Community called Vi at their San Diego location. I also walked in my graduation ceremony at University of Southern California for my MS in HR Management degree.

Sema Quadir

B.S., Biopsychology & Pharmacology. I worked at CLAS during my year off as an organic chemistry tutor and then came to Boston University for graduate school. I just finished my third year of my Pharmacology PhD program studying neurobiological mechanisms of addiction (something I initially started as an undergrad in Dr. Szumlinski's lab).

Joanna Trinh

B.A., Psychology. After graduating UCSB, I went abroad to my master's in research psychology. Currently, I'm a recruiter in the Bay Area.

2016

Monica Luong

B.S., Biopsychology, 2016. I took two years off working, studying, preparing and applying to optometry school. I just completed my first year at Arizona College of Optometry. I'm so happy to be on track towards what I've always dreamed of!