List of University of California, Davis alumni

List of University of California, Davis alumni

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

cience

*Allan Bakke, physician and plaintiff in landmark Supreme Court affirmative action case, "Regents of the University of California v. Bakke", 438 U.S. 265 (1978)
*Bonnie Bassler, Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, MacArthur Fellowship
*Tracy Caldwell, Astronaut
*Gurdev Khush, Indian agronomist and winner of the World Food Prize
*David Mas Masumoto, author and organic farmer
*Frederick Murphy, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus
*Stephen K. Robinson, astronaut
*H. Michael Shepard, cancer biologist and discoverer of Herceptin
*David Hurst Thomas, archaeologist and anthropologist

Arts & Entertainment

*Deborah Butterfield, sculptor
*Carter (Artist)
*Chi Cheng, musician, bassist of the group "Deftones"
*Costa Dillon, writer
*Josh Davis (also known as DJ Shadow), DJ, musician, producer
*Tiffany Lam, Miss Hong Kong winner 2002
*Gus Lee, Author, "China Boy" and "Tiger's Tale"
*Xavier Mosley (Chief Xcel), member of the group "Blackalicious"
*Bruce Nauman, artist
*Hans Ostrom, poet, novelist, and scholar, author of "The Coast Starlight"
*Paris (rapper), rapper
*Tom Shimura, also known as Lyrics Born, rapper
*Anthony Swofford, author ("Jarhead")
*Marc Thorpe, Founder of "Robot Wars"
*Kate Tsui, Miss Hong Kong winner 2004
*Tim Wright, playwright and screenwriter, author of "And Learn to Fly"
*Martin Yan, chef host of television show "Yan Can Cook"
*Robert Clark Young, novelist, author of "One of the Guys"

Athletics

* Mike Bellotti, head football coach for the University of Oregon
* Rolf Benirschke, placekicker for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL
* Bob Biggs, head football coach for UC Davis
* Steve Brown, MLB pitcher
* Catherine Carr, Gold Medalist at the 1972 Summer Olympics
* Johnny Dang, center for the Ho Chi Minh Charlie's of the Vietnamese Basketball Association
* Bo Eason, safety for the Houston Oilers of the NFL
* Urijah Faber - professional mixed martial arts fighter in the WEC and current WEC featherweight champion.
* Daniel Fells - tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
* Mark Grieb, quarterback for the San Jose Sabercats of the Arena Football League
* Nathaniel Hackett - offensive quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills
* Dan Hawkins (American football), head football coach for the University of Colorado at Boulder
* John Hennigan, professional wrestler for WWE, now known as John Morrison
* Khari Jones, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback and sports reporter
* Brad Lekkerkerker, offensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders of the NFL
* Cory Lekkerkerker, offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL
* Chris Mandeville, defensive back
* Casey Merrill, NFL defensive end
* Mike Moroski, NFL quarterback
* Ken O'Brien - 11-year quarterback for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles
* J.T. O'Sullivan - quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers
* Chris Petersen, head football coach for Boise State
* Kermit Schmidt, NFL running back
* Mark Smith, wrestler
* Tom Williams, defensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL
* Mike Wise, NFL defensive end

Business

*Allison Arieff, Senior Content Lead at IDEO, co-founder and former editor of Dwell magazine
*Alfred Chuang, Co-founder and CEO of BEA Systems
*Carol Flint, TV Producer ("ER")
*Robert "Bob" Foster, past President, Southern California Edison; current Mayor of Long Beach, California
*Kimberly Guilfoyle, Court TV and FOX News Channel anchor, ABC, CNN, and FOX News legal analyst/commentator
*Keith Robinson (Niihau owner), co-owner of the Hawaiian island of Niihau
*Koichiro Aramaki, CEO of Kirin Brewery Company
*William Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Agilent Technologies
*Riley P. Bechtel, CEO of Bechtel
*David Phillips (entrepreneur), "The Pudding Guy"
*Tanya Seaman, founder of PhillyCarShare

Government

*Hassan Akbar, U.S. Army sergeant, convicted for murders of fellow soldiers
*Anna Escobedo Cabral, Treasurer of the United States
*Ellen Corbett, California State Senator
*Cal Dooley, United States Congressman, also President and CEO of National Food Processors Association
*Heather Fargo, Mayor of Sacramento, California
*Robert "Bob" Foster, Mayor of Long Beach, California
*Mike Machado, California State Senator
*Kerry Mazzoni, California Secretary of Education
*George Miller (politician), United States Congressman, California, 7th District
*Dr. Indira Samarasekera, President of the University of Alberta, Canada
*Kevin Shelley, former California Secretary of State
*Jackie Speier, Congresswoman-elect
*Ann Veneman, Former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, 2001-2005, now Executive Director of UNICEF
*Cameron Smyth, California Assemblyman, 38th District

ee also

* on the Davis Wiki
*List of UC Davis faculty


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