Raul Carranza

Graduating Student with Muscular Dystrophy Shows Incredible Strength to Achieve his Dreams

Raul Carranza, who is graduating with a degree in political science from UC San Diego, is not your typical student. The Chula Vista native, who will soon apply to law school and plans to run for public office someday, is passionate about American politics, cares about social justice, studies hard and has a wry sense of humor—but that is not all that sets him apart.


UC San Diego’s Stellar Students from the Class of 2016

They conducted groundbreaking research; they gave back to their communities; and they helped make UC San Diego a better place. The Class of 2016 outstanding graduates’ passions range from climate change research, to community service, diversity and more. Read their stories.

Jeff Augustin and Josh Brody

Alumnus’ Heritage Featured in Play Premiering at La Jolla Playhouse

An award-winning play by UC San Diego alumnus Jeff Augustin, ’14, “The Last Tiger in Haiti,” premieres during the La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming 2016/2017 season. This marks the first time that a former UC San Diego theatre student’s production has premiered during the playhouse’s regular season.

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