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22,000 strong and growing
More than 22,000 people have graduated from CSUMB since the university was founded in 1994. Among their ranks are an Academy Award winner, a teacher of the year, a global wine industry executive, a New York Times journalist, a researcher at the South Pole, and a lead LinkedIn web developer, just to name a few.
Many go on to scientific research careers (some with the help of prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships), others become leaders in community organizing and politics. The pioneering spirit nurtured at CSUMB leads many to start their own businesses in a wide range of fields - from technology firms to restaurants to organic farms. Still more give back to their communities by working in education and nonprofit organizations.
Alumni in the news
Melissa Callaghan (B.A., Psychology, 2013) is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where she works on the Reach Every Reader initiative, which aims to create digital technologies that have scalable impact to assess and teach literacy skills to PreK-3rd graders. Read more.
Alex Ibarra (B.A., Cinematic Arts and Technology, 2018) credits his time at CSUMB for helping him mature as an artist and more importantly, as a person. Since graduating from CSUMB, Ibarra spent the last two years in Australia filming his movie, Daniel, the Goodboy. Read more.
Martin Cisneros Jr. (B.S., Communication Design, 2020) graduated from CSUMB all while fighting an ongoing 10-year battle against cancer. Since graduating, Cisneros has been putting his graphic design knowledge to work by partnering with local businesses. Read more.