From sea to the stars, Scripps Institution of Oceanography alumni advance society’s efforts to understand and protect the planet and beyond. Read more about the Scripps alumni currently exploring our universe as NASA Astronauts: Jessica Meir, PhD ‘09 and Megan McArthur, PhD ‘02

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Alumni Statement

Alumni of Scripps Institution of Oceanography represent nearly 4,000 academics, scientists, communicators, policymakers, experts, and entrepreneurs that leverage their diverse backgrounds to advance innovative solutions. Their accomplishments reach far and wide, from education and environment to industry and innovation, and their impact spans the expanse of our planet, from deep oceans to deep space.

Many from our active alumni community stay connected each year, returning to meet and mentor students, speak at special events, pursue professional goals and continued education, and develop partnerships with faculty and researchers here at UC San Diego. We thank them for returning to share their time and talents!

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The Scripps alumni network is robust and vibrant.

Please share your updates, accomplishments, and ways you'd like to stay active in the Scripps community.

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Reunions & Special Events

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Triton Monthly - Scripps Oceanography

Triton Monthly Scripps Oceanography is a monthly e-newsletter highlighting accomplishments, updates and special opportunities for Scripps alumni. Make sure you're receiving it! Add "" to your contact list or contact Scripps Alumni Director Risa Farrell (

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Alumni Celebration Weekend

May 5-7, 2023: This spring, take a moment to return to campus and celebrate what it means to be a UC San Diego alumni with a week's worth of festivities and experiences. Events include a Day at the Padres for family and friends, an elegant alumni awards celebration, pier tours and more. 

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Scripps Career Support

Scripps alumni secure challenging and satisfying positions across the globe with a wide range of employers. Companies interested in hiring Scripps talent use the Scripps Corporate Alliance to access the Scripps Talent Recruitment Portal and share competitive job opportunities. 

Scripps Talent Recruitment Portal
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Tritons Connect

Like LinkedIn, Tritons Connect is a helpful tool to find and interact with your fellow alumni. Unlike LinkedIn, everyone is affiliated with UC San Diego and you can use the directory or filter by location, degree, job, industry (and more!) to match with a mentor, connect in groups, and share more advanced job opportunities.

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UC San Diego Career Center

Wherever you are on your professional journey, the UC San Diego Career Center is here to support you along the way. As a Triton, you can request personalized resume and cover letter advising for 6 months after graduation, and have lifetime access to free resources including career fairs, job listings, networking tools and events.

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Alumni Email for Life

Alumni Email for Life is a permanent email address from which Alumni can send and receive emails. It is a forwarding service provided exclusively to our UC San Diego Alumni to help fellow Tritons, friends and family stay in contact with you.

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Special Discounts

Your status as a Triton gives you access to a wide variety of valuable campus, career and travel discounts.

Enjoy Your Alumni Perks

Access UC Library System

UC San Diego alumni donors who make an annual gift of any size to any fund may enjoy complimentary access to the UC library system.

Continue Lifelong Learning

Event Highlights


Congratulations to Emi Koch, MAS ’19 for receiving the 2021 International Alumni Award – one of UC San Diego’s highest honors.

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Risa Farrell, M.A.
Director, Alumni & Community Engagement


As the Alumni Director at Scripps Oceanography and UC San Diego alumna myself, I believe in continued relationships well after graduation and the power of building connection and practical support in San Diego, across the country, and around the globe.

I love to hear where our alumni are now, connect them with practical career support, celebrate any news, deepen community through reunions & special events, and involve alumni in the vibrant work underway at Scripps.
Let's chat!