This website houses the efforts of a yearlong project to capture the spirit of growth, maturation, and identity that characterizes every students’ unique journey through University.

Here you will find a series of written student profiles documenting the incredible stories of five young people at UC Santa Barbara. You will also find a multimedia account of the lessons this author learned on a two week road trip through the American Southwest.

Browse, enjoy, and be inspired to take to your own trail.



A Journey Through the Southwest

Student Profiles of UCSB Gauchos