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

Video Spotlight

Spotlight thumbnailLearning in UC Santa Cruz's outdoor classrooms

Elizabeth Davis (Merrill ’18, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) worked in several outdoor classrooms and those experiences helped her land a job right out of college.

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