List of University of California, Davis alumni

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This page lists notable alumni of the University of California, Davis.

Academics[edit]

UC Davis Academics
James F. Brooks, Ph.D. – historian
Greg Hess – economist, college administrator, and the president of Wabash College
Walter Harrison, Ph.D. – scholar of American Literature and Culture, and president of the University of Hartford

University presidents[edit]

Professors[edit]

Science[edit]

UC Davis Scientists
Stephen Robinson, B.S. 1978 – NASA astronaut
Tracy Caldwell Dyson, B.S. 1993 – chemist and NASA astronaut
Chris Crawford, B.S. 1972 – computer game designer and writer
Thomas W. Whitaker, B.S. 1927 – botanist and horticulturist
Katherine Esau, Ph.D. 1931 – German-American botanist

Astronauts[edit]

Computer science[edit]

Engineering[edit]

Economics[edit]

Biology[edit]

Other[edit]

Arts, entertainment, and literature[edit]

UC Davis Arts, Entertainment, and Literature Alumni
Hasan Minhaj, B.A. – actor and comedian
Martin Yan, M.A. 1975 – chef and food writer
DJ Shadow, B.A. – record producer and DJ

Fine art[edit]

Music[edit]

Literature[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Other[edit]

Athletics[edit]

UC Davis Athletics Alumni
Daniel Descalso, B.A. – professional baseball infielder
Chris Petersen, B.A., M.A. – coach

Olympians[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Football[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Baseball[edit]


Golf[edit]

Other[edit]

Business[edit]

UC Davis Business Alumni
John Watson, B.A. 1978 – CEO of Chevron
Robert B. Tucker, B.A. 1976 – author, consultant, and professional speaker
Daniel Ha – founder and CEO of Disqus

Government[edit]

UC Davis Government Alumni
Anna Escobedo Cabral, B.A. 1987 – Treasurer of the United States
Rosanna Wong, Ph.D. 1997 – convenor of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
Miranda Du, B.A. 1991 – United States District Judge
Ann Veneman, B.A. – former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture

Foreign officials[edit]

Federal government[edit]

Ambassadors[edit]

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

State government[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Judges[edit]

Military[edit]

  • Howard B. Bromberg, lieutenant general, United States Army Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Hassan Akbar, U.S. Army sergeant, convicted for murders of fellow soldiers

Other[edit]

Winemaking[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen O. Glosecki Obituary". The State Journal-Register. 7 April 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Patricia S. Cowings". NASA Human Systems Integration Division. Archived from the original on December 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Perlman, Daniel (August 24, 2009). "Hasan Minhaj: Giving comedy the college try". LAUGHSPIN. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nathaniel Hackett Syracuse University Bio". Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Urijah Faber UFC Profile". Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Daniel Descalso Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Hennessey, Virginia (July 30, 2013). "Jimmy Panetta following in father Leon's footsteps". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kristen Barnhisel". Winemakers A-Z. Women Winemakers of California. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 

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