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.

Picture of Meleia Simon-Reynolds looking directly into the camera while standing on a bridge on the UC Santa Cruz campus

Meleia Simon-Reynolds, who identifies as mixed race of white and Filipino, is among a group of UC Santa Cruz students helping to preserve local Filipino-American history by creating an oral history digital archive ...

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 ...