CJ Cabbil

Assistant Director

B.A. Brazilian History
Federal University of Santa Catarina


California – North Central Valley

I’m a recent Texan-turned-Angeleno, and I could not be happier! I travelled to Florianopolis, Brazil to finish my undergraduate degree and play basketball at the Federal University of Santa Catarina and taught English in Cali, Colombia before returning to the States. Upon my return, I worked in the USC College Advising Corps and began my M.Ed. program in Educational Counseling at USC. After my two years in the College Advising Corps, I transitioned to Admission at USC and am excited to bring my counseling and advising experiences to the other side of the college admission process.

Why USC?

Simple: the Trojan Family.

Admission Advice:

Think of your application as a try-out: don’t focus on demonstrating how much you want to come to USC. Instead, highlight the skills, accomplishments, passions, and goals that will make you a great fit at USC and USC a great fit for you.

Movies: Un Prophete, Cidade de Deus, and House Party 3
TV: The Leftovers, Soccer, and College Football
Books: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, House of Leaves by  Mark Danielewski, and anything written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Music: Rap from the South, Los Angeles, and Long Beach