True Originals


Josh Gu is this year’s winner of the Steck Family Award, which honors the best senior thesis completed during the academic year, with the winner chosen from the Chancellor's Award candidates. He earned a degree in bioengineering with a biomolecular concentration.

Year of Alumni

Martha Mendoza 2-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

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Spotlight thumbnailAÑo Nuevo Natural Reserve

Just 30 minutes from UC Santa Cruz, the natural reserve provides world-renowned scientists and aspiring scholars rare marine mammal research opportunities.

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