Alumni Feature: Kathryn Sullivan

Name: Kathryn Sullivan

Relationship to UCSC: Alumna Class of 1973 Bachelor's in Earth Science

Occupation/Claim to Fame: Recently named in Time Magazine's '100 Most Influential People in the World" 


What makes her a UCSC Campus Celebrity?

Sullivan obviously is incredibly successful in her field and is a great role model for women pursuing a career in the sciences. In addition to being named as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential, she is also a former astronaut, currently the adminstator of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was the first American female to walk in space. Sullivan has many other accomplishments under her belt and continues to inspire aspiring female science students around the world with her hard work. 


Kathryn Sullivan makes it possible like other alumni members to be proud of our University and providing us the tools to make the world a better place.