Alumni Highlights

To have a degree from USD, whether it's undergraduate, graduate or doctoral, puts our alumni on a personal path to success, to make a difference in others' lives locally, nationally and globally.

Everyone dreams of what they want to be in life. For those who attend the University of San Diego, the answer to this question is often finalized or discovered through education experiences, social interactions, mentoring and leadership opportunities. Here are just a few examples of the more than 60,000 global Torero alumni.

Angela Klemmedson works with some data on the ship.

EOSC Master's Student Featured in Union-Tribune

Angela Klemmedson, a USD Master of Science in Environmental and Ocean Sciences student and research associate for the Scripps CalCOFI group, was aboard the most recent research cruise expedition for CalCOFI to look at the state of the California Current. The expedition surprised some of the scientists on board when they found the water to be less productive than usual, and biomass low at all trophic levels. However, the scientists on board think their lab analysis might show some different results, and agree that such low levels of productivity might just be part of boom a bust cycles in these waters. With the changes in climate and the recordings of warmer waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, it is more important than ever to understand our oceans and their productivity under changing conditions. If you want to know more about theis kind of research visit the San Diego Union-Tribune's full story by clicking this link.

Two researchers collect coral samples

Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Simpkins

One of USD Environmental and Ocean Sciences Department's outstanding alumni, Taylor Simpkins, who completed her Bachelors in Marine Science in 2013, i…

Cyprid species identified from plankton samples. (A) Pollicipes polymerus. (B) Chthamalus fissus. (C) Balanus glandula. (D) Tetraclita rubescens. (E) Balanus trigonus. (F) Megabalanus rosa. (G–J) four

Alumni Spotlight: Malloree Hagerty

We are proud to announce a new paper published today by recent EOSC alum Malloree Hagerty! Malloree received her Masters of Science in Marine Science …

Brendan is pointing out to sea

Alumni Spotlight: Brendan Saunders

What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated Class of 2013 with a B.A. in Marine Science and a Minor in Biology. What is your h…

Rasheed Behrooznia Alumni Honors

Leading the Next Generation

2018 Alumni Honors recipient Rasheed Behrooznia helps design the transit systems that get commuters where they need to go. His own road to suc…

Shoshana Jones

Alumni Spotlight: Shoshana Jones, '13

Q&A Shoshana Jones, MA History, 2013After graduating from the Department of History’s MA Program in Spring 2013, Shoshana Jones began a care…

USD alumni, James Brennan. A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Suja Juice

James Brennan '96

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Advice from One of San Diego’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs USD School of Business alumnus James Brennan is not…

Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…