With more than 2,800 GPS alumni scattered around the globe, the alumni board helps keeps classmates connected to each other, no matter their distance and years graduated. Here, Alumni Board President Aaron Jacobson '08 lays out the group's core goals for 2017-18, as well as recognizes former, current and nine new board members who seek to keep its momentum on mark for years to come!
Discover how Jeff Rector ’97 is making a point to involve GPS in a new venture erecting energy microgrids in off-grid communities of Sub-Saharan Africa.
See the annual affair as part of UC San Diego's Alumni Weekend chronicled in social media posts from the day.

Led by the professor, UC San Diego political scientists penned why individual behavior matters, especially when it comes to who’s leading the country.

Call to Action & Regional Club Updates

Beyond joining your regional club and subscribing to the School’s e-newsletters, peruse a few timely ways to stay connected this quarter.

Browse through a photo rundown of how and where alumni from the School connected in their respective cities this season.
Upcoming Events

Mexico Alumni Club: Summer Splash in Mexico City at Salon Covadonga
Sept. 8, 2017 (7:45 p.m.) | RSVP by Sept. 5

Los Angeles Campaign for UC San Diego Celebration

Sept. 9, 2017 | Register

San Diego Alumni Club: Happy hour with new GPS students at Bella Vista Café

Sept. 12, 2017 (6-7 p.m.) | RSVP by Sept. 8

Tokyo Alumni Club: Dinner with Professor Ulrike Schaede 

Sept. 12, 2017 (7:30-10 p.m.) | Commune 2nd

Note: Self-pay, area to stand and sit, various vendors and IPAs available

Bay Area Campaign for UC San Diego Celebration

Sept. 16, 2017 | Register

Washington, D.C., Campaign for UC San Diego Celebration

Oct. 5, 2017 | Register

New York City Campaign for UC San Diego Celebration

Oct. 6, 2017 | Register

San Diego Campaign for UC San Diego Celebration

Nov. 16, 2017 | Save the date

Live in San Diego? See what events are coming to GPS.

Class Notes
GPS alumni are stretched all over the globe. Tell us where you've been and what you're doing now with a one- to two-sentence update. These can be purely professional, celebrate personal milestones or both!
Henrique Fialho Barbosa , MIA ’16, as a research analyst at International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., is doing a lot of macroeconomics research — mostly empirical — on Brazil and Bolivia and applying everything he learned at GPS.

Justin Miyai, MPIA '00, is currently an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings & Appeals at the California Department of Health Care Services in Sacramento, Calif.

S o Yeong Park , MPIA ’15, is working as an assistant manager at Junglim DVP, a real estate development company that focuses on building apartments in Busan, Korea.

Taylor Roberts, MPIA ’13, formerly a senior researcher at the University of Oxford, has recently taken a new role within the Cyber and National Security Unit of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C.

Veronica Valdez , MPIA ’07, moved from Washington, D.C., to Seattle — after serving the Obama administration over the last 8 years — to start a new job as a commission specialist at the Port of Seattle.
GPS Alumni News is a quarterly newsletter sent to alumni of the School. 

Questions? Contact Nurit Mandel