Jonathan Kalan: Editor-in-Chief, Timeline

News Date: 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


This month’s Spotlight features Jonathan, a former Global Studies major who’s now an award-winning photojournalist and running a thrilling media and technology start-up that aims to give context to the world in which we live today.

Jonathan, on some of his formative UCSB experiences:

"I helped start Chilla Vista, a music festival that was run off biodiesel and solar, which launched me into the whole concept of sustainable development. In the summer after my Junior Year, I got an internship at a company called Causecast, a small media tech nonprofit that was developing new ways to connect celebrities and activists to causes. This internship turned into my first job out of college.

Throughout college, I photographed for the Daily Nexus, and shot the Jesusita and Gap fires. They were incredibly thrilling and powerful things to witness first hand, and I quickly fell in love with the idea of becoming a photojournalist.."

View the full article (PDF)

Jonathan welcomes UCSB students to contact him via email with questions about start-ups, media, or journalism. He has invited Gauchos who are strong writers and have a serious interest in working for Timeline to pitch him their resumes.

Jonathan Kalan

For more features like this one, help with major exploration, reminders of important deadlines, and more, follow @UCSBAdvising on social media on:



Editor: Brandilyn Gilbert, Academic Advisor