SDSU Magazine

Fall 2023 ISSUE

Aztec Foodies

Many well-known foodies call SDSU their alma mater. Take for instance, Ralph Rubio (’78), affectionately known to locals as the Fish Taco King, who founded Rubio’s in 1983 in Pacific Beach. Here are five more alumni in San Diego who will make you say, “I didn’t know they were an Aztec!”

Foodies Collage

Featured Stories

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A young Cody Harris participated in a speech study at an SDSU lab in 2012, and now, a decade later, he returns as an SDSU student researcher to analyze the data he contributed as a child.

Lilith Vasquez

The SDSU environmental engineering Ph.D. student designed a low-cost, low-maintenance, low-water toilet with help from some furry friends. We asked her about the endeavor.


Solomon, a San Diego–based attorney and philanthropist whose gifts frequently address societal inequities by providing greater opportunities for members of historically marginalized communities, gave in support of SDSU’s Black Resource Center.

Scripps Cottage

Interested in learning more about your alma mater? These 12 new self-guided tours are for you. Plus, SDSU just added a name to its War Memorial.

Google Aztec Network

SDSU Alumni is always looking for ways to connect the SDSU community. This new digital hub brings SDSU networking to a whole new level.

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In September, SDSU raised the curtain on the Performing Arts District. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at everything the new space has to offer students and regional arts patrons.


Embracing their Mexican heritage, SDSU students examine the deep culinary ties that bind the state of Oaxaca to Southern California.

Vanessa Lytle

Vanessa Lytle had seemingly lost everything by the time she was 21 years old. But with strength and resolve, the SDSU senior is just months away from earning a degree - and fulfilling her late mother's wishes.

Mission Valley's River Park

In the planning phases for SDSU Mission Valley, open space for the community was paramount to the university — and now the multiuse river park is nearing completion.

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