Welcome to the Jacobs School of Engineering alumni page


As a graduate of the UC San Diego Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, you are a part of our vast network of visionaries, problem solvers, and trailblazers, shaping industries and driving progress worldwide. Our engineering alumni community, now over 45,000 and continuously growing, remains closely knit no matter where life takes you.

If it's been a while since you last connected, this is an ideal place to start. The alumni office at the Jacobs School is here as your gateway to get involved. Whether you are looking to reunite with fellow Tritons, contribute your time and expertise, or access resources, there's a team ready to support you.

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Tritons Connect

Tritons Connect is an online community of UC San Diego alumni, students, staff and faculty. It's a Triton exclusive network where you can be matched with a mentor, post and apply for job opportunities, join a community group, access a directory of Triton community members, and so much more!

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Career Center Alumni Resources

As you think about what's to come in your professional journey, remember the Career Center can be one part of your strategy. Working with thousands of students and alumni every year, the Career Center understands the trends and has likely experienced or helped with whatever challenge you're facing.

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Jacobs ​​Portal

Jacobs School alumni are sought after by industry leaders for their engineering knowledge and abilities. The Corporate Affiliates Program provides you access to career opportunities brought to you by our Corporate Partners. Create a profile on the Jacobs Portal, and explore current job openings and events.

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Master of Advanced Studies

Offering three highly critical engineering master's programs tailored to the needs of working, engineering professionals and industry needs, the Master of Advanced Studies degree program allows for students to continue working while earning their master's in an in-class academic environment.

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All across the globe, our alumni are networking at one of our signature events. You can also stay involved in our vibrant alumni community through a regional alumni club or an affinity group. Check out our current line-up of events below.

  • Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Council: Unidos x Siempre Mentor Program - End of Year Celebration

    June 01, 2024 at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT

    UC San Diego Career Services Center - Patio

    Celebrate the 1st year completion of the Unidos x Siempre Mentoring Program!

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  • San Diego Engineers Networking Event

    June 02, 2024 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT

    Bay City Brewing Co. Tasting Room

    Join local engineers in the heart of downtown San Diego at this exclusive networking event. Complimentary event.

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  • Spring Regional: San Diego

    June 02, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PT

    UC San Diego Park & Market

    Join us at UC San Diego Park & Market for an evening of connection and inspiration. Held prior to the BIO International Convention, the annual mixer gathers alumni, industry leaders and friends together with colleagues from the School of Biological Sciences and other academic departments. Complimentary event; all alumni are welcome, no matter their major.

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  • Silicon Valley Regional Club: Planning Meeting

    June 05, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT

    Join fellow UC San Diego alumni in the Silicon Valley area in planning upcoming events.

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  • Washington, D.C. Regional Club: Triton and GPS Happy Hour

    June 06, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

    Astro Beer Hall

    Join UC San Diego alumni for a casual evening of socializing and networking.

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  • Alumni Opportunity at Commencement 2024

    June 15, 2024 at 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM PT

    RIMAC Field

    Volunteer to celebrate new graduates and help distribute Sun God pins!

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  • Northrop Grumman Triton Alumni Mixer

    June 20, 2024 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT

    Franklin Antonio Hall

    Connect with the alumni chapter at Northrop Grumman and learn about the latest innovations and research at the Jacobs School of Engineering.

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  • Charting Career Pathways: Navigating the Impactful Realm of Healthcare and Public Health

    July 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

    Explore the diverse roles within the health landscape. Delve into career trajectories, degree impacts, and get expert advice on choosing your path. Gain valuable insights on how these roles intersect and contribute to the broader healthcare domain.

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  • HireUC Alumni Career Fair

    August 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT

    Riverside Convention Center

    This in-person hiring event provides an opportunity for University of California alumni who are looking for early-and mid-level career opportunities to connect with recruiters who are hiring.

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Keep up with Dean Al P. Pisano and the latest research breakthroughs, recognitions and other great stories at the Jacobs School.

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See what the campus and fellow Tritons are up to. You'll find stories, accomplishments and more in the UC San Diego Magazine.


Our alumni network is remarkable, and we want to make sure you stay involved. Update your contact information and share the ways you'd like to be connected to the UC San Diego community.



Tritons and friends,

Extending warm greetings and heartfelt gratitude to you for visiting the Jacobs School alumni page. It is a privilege to serve UC San Diego and our alumni engineers in my role as the Director of Alumni Relations.

My commitment is to bolster the bond between alumni and UC San Diego long after graduation. I aim to build personal connections with alumni and find relevant ways to connect them to the university, provide them with information and news, recognize their accomplishments, and involve them in our community through events and more. Along with engagement, I also lead development efforts to build and sustain philanthropic opportunities that support the Jacobs School of Engineering in ways that are meaningful for our alumni and their families.

I invite you to connect with me via email at to share your journey and interests. You can also reach me through LinkedIn or Tritons Connect.


Jesse De La Trinidad
Director, Alumni Relations
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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The gifts we receive from our alumni, regardless of size, have an immediate impact on our community. These contributions provide students with access to top-tier education and facilities, accelerate research, and establish scholarships and fellowships. Philanthropy truly makes a difference, and you can be a part of it.

By making a gift to the Jacobs School of Engineering, you can support the department, program or initiative of your choice.

Support scholarships and fellowships for students

Support students, both undergraduate and graduate, by making a donation to the Dean's Scholars of Excellence Fund. Students who have demonstrated excellent academic merit from all backgrounds, including underserved communities, will be empowered to excel in their pursuit of education.


We are here to help you create a legacy of support. Get in touch with our team to discuss your giving options, including one-time or recurring gifts, estate gifts, and gifts of stock and other assets.


Alumna-led Giving Day challenge encourages support for Jacobs School of Engineering students

Alumna-led Giving Day challenge encourages support for Jacobs School of Engineering students

May 13, 2024

Sally Schoberg earned a degree in Applied Physics and Information Science (APIS) – what today would be electrical and computer engineering – from UC San Diego in 1972. More than five decades later, she continues to recognize the value of her degree, and is motivated to ensure the next generation of engineering students has the same opportunities she was afforded.    Full Story

ServiceNow Developer David Loo Returns to His Roots to Accept CSE’s Distinguished Alumni Award

ServiceNow Developer David Loo Returns to His Roots to Accept CSE’s Distinguished Alumni Award

April 3, 2024

From his childhood home near the South China Sea to the singing eucalyptus trees overlooking La Jolla’s scenic shoreline, University of California San Diego alumnus David Loo (BS ’91) has zigzagged continents to earn a world-class education and launch global companies, including ServiceNow. Loo recently returned to the university’s Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) to accept its 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award. Full Story

Engineering Alumna Becomes Newest NASA Astronaut

Engineering Alumna Becomes Newest NASA Astronaut

March 19, 2024

Deniz Burnham, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, became one of NASA’s newest astronauts on March 5.  Full Story

Bringing a Bird's-Eye View to You

Bringing a Bird's-Eye View to You

February 20, 2024

From the campus that brought you GoPro (Nick Woodman ‘97) comes the latest in drone videography: Epic Drone Tours. The company, founded by two UC San Diego student-athlete alumni, uses GoPro cameras mounted to small, customized drones to capture immersive, first-person view tours of indoor spaces, from luxury hotels to commercial real estate buildings.  Full Story

Behind the Scenes with National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin

Behind the Scenes with National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin

December 21, 2023

Mika Elizabeth Ono of UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute (QI) caught up with National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, a QI associate research scientist and Jacobs School Ph.D. alumnus. on the occasion of his new show, “Lost Cities Revealed.” Episodes of the six-part series are premiering on National Geographic, Hulu and Disney+ channels this fall before airing worldwide. (This interview has been edited for length and clarity.)   Full Story

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