Social Sciences Alumni

  • Anna Escobedo Cabral, B.A., Political Science, ’87, United States treasurer, 2005-09
  • Josh “DJ Shadow” Davis, B.A., Rhetoric and Communications, ’95, chart-topping DJ/musician
  • Delaine Eastin, B.A., Political Science, ’69, former state schools superintendent, four-term California Assembly member, UC Davis Medal recipient
  • Larry Fahn, B.A., Rhetoric, ’76, former president of the Sierra Club
  • Karen Joy Fowler, M.A., Political Science, ’74,  author of The Jane Austen Book Club, Sarah Canary, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and other acclaimed books.
  • Jeff Gorell, B.A., History, ’92, attorney, commander and intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and former California Assembly member
  • Gus Lee, B.A., Political Science, ’69, J.D., ’76, author of critically-acclaimed novel China Boy
  • Angel Martinez, B.A., Rhetoric, ’77, co-founder, Reebok USA, CEO, Deckers Corp.
  • Tim McCarthy, B.A., Economics and International Relations, ’73, former president of Charles Schwab and Co., former CEO and chair of Nikko Asset Management and author of The Safe Investor
  • Grant Rosenberg, B.A., Political Science and Communications, ’74, Hollywood executive and writer
  • Jackie Speier, B.A., Political Science, ’72, member of U.S. Congress
  • David Hurst Thomas, B.A., ‘67, MA, ‘68, Ph.D., ‘71, Anthropology, curator, American Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences member
  • Ann Veneman, B.A., Political Science, ’70, former executive director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture