Amber Sargeant: Alumna

Degree Program: Serious Games, M.S.
Graduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Computational Media

“I wanted to get an M.S. in serious games because I want to make games that explore topics important to me, such as climate change and mental health. I think these topics need more recognition in the media, and what better way to show it than through interactive media?”

Evan Pepper: Alumnus

Degree Program: Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics, B.S.
Graduate Institution: University of Washington, working towards a Ph.D. in Molecular Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Biomolecular Engineering

“The ACE program is what motivated me to continue my involvement in academia and what encouraged me to pursue a career in education to hopefully become a professor one day.”

Meghna Banerjee: Alumna

Degree Program: Computer Science B.S.
Graduate Institution: Attending Harvard fall 2021, M.E. Computational Science and Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Hometown: San Jose, CA

“I’m really grateful for all the resources I had at Baskin Engineering and the faculty who helped me along the way.”

Jessica Xie: Alumna

Degree Program: Technology and Information Management (TIM), B.S.
Graduate Institution: University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Hometown: Rosemead, CA

“The TIM degree program encompassed everything that I was interested in because you get to learn about computer engineering, computer science, and business and information systems.”

Riadul Islam: Alumnus

Degree Program: Computer Engineering, Ph.D.
Graduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Computer Engineering
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh

“If you look at the power consumption of the microprocessor or the CPU, a big chunk of power comes in by the clock network, so I proposed a new paradigm of clocking that utilizes current rather than voltage.”

Sabrina Tsui: Alumna

Degree Program: Computer Science and Engineering
Graduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Hometown: Cupertino, CA

“I sat in on some of the seminars in Professor Derrell Long’s group in the Storage Systems Research Center. They have a seminar every week, and I came and listened to all the grad students talk about how they were progressing on their research projects, and that made me want to pursue graduate school.”

Gunjan Sinha: Alumnus

Degree Program: Computer Engineering, M.S.
Graduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Institution: ITT – New Delhi
Department: Computer Engineering (1991)
Hometown: Ranchi, India

“I see myself as a problem solver, and this I owe to my engineering background, because I’m constantly defining a problem, then breaking it down into smaller and smaller pieces until I can solve it with technology.”