In celebration of this year's commencement ceremonies, we'd like to introduce some special people.
Here are profiles of 30 extraordinary students who have achieved the honor of graduating from UC Santa Cruz.
They are artists and dancers, musicians and biologists, volunteers and activists, linguists and physicists, writers and filmmakers — and more. Some have struggled with adversity, with disability, or with steep obstacles to getting their education. All have triumphed.
They are tomorrow's leaders, and we offer them our warmest congratulations as they make their way out into the world.
I have grown up more in four years than I think I had in the previous 18 years of my life.
I’ve been fortunate to have so many wonderful professors, it is impossible to pick just one.
I have learned to fight for what I feel is right and hold on to my beliefs.
The open-minded state of UCSC has broadened my views of a lot of topics.
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