Join us as we take a trip down memory lane — from admissions fairs to Lunar New Year celebrations — in our latest director’s message. 
As part of an ongoing Pass the Pen series, we feature Alisha Tomita-Yu ’16, who has kept busy since graduation looking at the future of technology at Oracle, championing diversity and inclusion initiatives and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.
GPS alumni Ryan Merrill ’08 and Richard Cohen ’91 are on the frontlines of mangrove reforestation to address climate change and protect vulnerable communities.
Turn off the critical voice in your head. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Remember that you belong in the room. These were just some of the valuable insights shared by speakers at UC San Diego’s inaugural Triton Women Who Lead Forum.
Call to Action
Beyond the basics of joining your regional club and subscribing to the School’s e-newsletters, peruse a few timely ways to get involved and stay connected this quarter.  Be sure to submit your nomination for the "outstanding" GPS alumnus or alumna by Feb. 28!
Upcoming Events
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Regional Club Services Projects
Feb. 7 - March 7 | Learn More
Regional clubs will host their own, unique volunteer service project, designed to create lasting impact. You pick the club or project that works best; we’ll do all the rest. Find your city and make a Triton difference!
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GPS Networking Event: New York City
Please join us for an evening of networking and great conversation with the GPS community—New York City alumni, students, faculty and staff and your guests—at Harding's NYC .
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Denver Club: Winter Social Hour
Happy 2020! Come out to join the Denver alumni club for another great UC San Diego alumni social hour at Carboy Denver's huge new venue space!
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GPS Networking Event: Washington, D.C.
Please join us for an evening of networking and great conversation with the GPS community—D.C. alumni, students, faculty and staff and your guests—at the UC Washington Center.
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Hong Kong Club: Coffee Workshop
Come and join the UC San Diego alumni club in Hong Kong for a relaxing day at Cafe Sausalito, owned by a fellow Triton.
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GPS and ISP Alumni Weekend Reunion
Reunions are a great way to find out what happened to your friends and roommates after graduation! Save the date and we look forward to catching up with you! 
Class Notes
As GPS alumni are stretched all over the globe, this sometimes can make it hard to stay in touch with your classmates, which is why we seek to keep you in the know with class notes. 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!

Wendy Dougherty ‘97 , MPIA, was recently appointed as a school board trustee for the San Carlos School District. She also serves as chief operating officer of the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation.

Karen Grunstra ‘11 , MPIA, is an international trade specialist at the International Trade Administration under the U.S. Department of Commerce. Her portfolio includes medical devices and health IT.

Timothy Kim ‘12 , MPIA, is working as a senior product manager at Comscore in Los Angeles. Previously, he worked at Cox COMET as a senior product analyst.

Ari Schwartz ‘08 , MPIA, is a manager at Nintendo. He has worked for both PlayStation and Nintendo doing business development and strategy. He has also welcomed two daughters, Evelyn and Sophie, since graduation.

Tim Weed ‘95 , MPIA, is a novelist and professor. He's published two books, organizes private trips to Cuba and works as a featured lecturer for National Geographic in Spain, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
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