UC Santa Cruz Student Success Stories

We invite you to learn how philanthropic gifts enrich our students’ experiences at UC Santa Cruz. Across many departments and disciplines, success stories are being created every day. These are just a few.

Electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. candidate Neil Hardy aims to improve the health span of people for generations with technologies that could eventually help with neurodegenerative and neuropathic diseases ...

As a politics and legal studies student, recent graduate Cassandra Mar was awarded a research fellowship, found a mentor, and did internships. Now she hopes to inspire more people to make their voices heard in the political arena ...

For student Jazmine Miles, an unexpected class choice, an inspiring sociology professor, and an opportunity to do real-world research brought her to an important career choice ...

From a rural village in Nigeria to UC Santa Cruz with a double major in community studies and in education, democracy, and justice, Pearl Ibeanusi is building community ...

Jonathan Green Portrait

First-generation college student Jonathan Green credits mentors with helping him feel connected and supporting his academic success ...

Raymond Hess in the field.

Raymond Hess, a senior Earth and planetary sciences major at Oakes College, likes using not only his mind but also his hands to solve problems ...