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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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.
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