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Introducing some inspiring members of UC’s Class of 2017

2017 UC Santa Cruz graduate Jesse Abrams visits villagers near Varanasi, India as part of his work with the Freedom Coalition, the organization he founded help free people from debt slavery. Credit: Jesse Abrams


As the strains of “Pomp of Circumstance” ring out over auditoriums and quads this spring, roughly 67,000 new UC graduates will join 1.8 million alumni in going forth to make their mark on their world. 

The Class of 2017 includes students who used their time at college to pioneer new virtual reality technologies, free child slaves, help local youth finish high school, and build a student sustainability movement. And they’ve done it without losing time to learn, have fun and build lifelong connections. To read short profiles of some of UC’s most inspiring 2017 graduates, click here.

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