The 2021 UCSB Grad Slam Final Round

by Graduate Division Staff
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 4:00 PM

Tune in for our Final Round livestream on Monday, March 8 at 3:30pm PST to watch our finalists' presentations, participate in a live Q&A, vote in the People's Choice category, and find out our judges' picks! The event will be streamed on UCSB's YouTube channel.

Learn more about this year's all-virtual competition here.

Our 10 Finalists in this year's competition are:

Emily Hardison | Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology

Greta Koumarianou | Chemistry & Biochemistry

Nora Kassner | History

Kelsey Dowdy | Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology

Katelyn Zigner | Geography

Danae Hernandez Cortes | Economics

Logan Kozal | Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology

Viktoriya Babenko | Psychological & Brain Sciences

Nora Wolcott | Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology

Deeksha Dangwal | Computer Science

The Finalists' videos will be evaluated asynchronously ahead of the Final Round by a panel of 5 esteemed judges:

Margaret Klawunn
UCSB Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Joe Incandela
UCSB Vice Chancellor for Research

David Marshall
UCSB Executive Vice Chancellor

Gerardo Aldana
UCSB Dean of the College of Creative Studies

Carol Genetti
Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, NYU Abu Dhabi
Anne and Michael Towbes Graduate Dean Emerita, UCSB

Event Contact: Graduate Student Resource Center