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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Triton Leaders Conference 2024

February 2-3, 2024: Hosted by UC San Diego Alumni Engagement, the conference builds on past years' themes of advancing equity and allyship, with a specific focus on environmental justice in 2024. Conference organizers are currently curating a thoughtful lineup of experts working in various fields within the environmental justice landscape. Interested in presenting? Email Risa Farrell at 

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There are over 245,000 UC San Diego alumni around the world - a powerful resource you can access anytime. Touch base with your regional network in a city near you, find community with cultural groups, or connect with Staff & Faculty alumni.

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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 and share competitive job opportunities. 

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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 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.

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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.

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Event Highlights


Congratulations to Dr. Alfredo Giron Nava MS `16, PhD `19 for receiving the 2023 Emerging Leader Award – one of UC San Diego’s highest honors.

A humble powerhouse, Dr. Alfredo Giron Nava has co-founded two internationally recognized organizations: dataMares and the UN Early Career Ocean Professionals Programme, has over ten years of specialized experience applying sophisticated data and technology to ocean solutions in 15+ countries, and actively elevates the voices of fellow early career ocean professionals to a global stage. 

"This is the perfect moment to be an early career ocean professional," he explains. "There are so many new collaborations popping up, there is so much energy behind supporting early career people to take leadership roles, to innovate with is just a very exciting moment". 

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