Hope Amaral

Assistant Director

B.A. Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

California – West San Fernando Valley
Massachusetts – Boston, Cambridge, and Cape Cod

I was born and raised in the awesome, cold (and humid), state with the best sports teams (Go Patriots!): Massachusetts. I got the opportunity to move to Southern California just two weeks after I finished my Bachelor’s Degree. Excited for the new adventures, the journey of driving across the country, the weather and the views, I knew working in admission would seal the deal on California becoming my new home. Here I am and I’m loving it.

Why USC?
Sometimes at a large university you get the excitement and the endless clubs to get involved with, but you don’t get the one-on-one attention. At USC you get the best of both worlds!

Admission Advice:
Be you. It’s okay not to know. It’s okay to be unsure. Don’t make up what you’re passionate about. It’s also okay if you choose one area to pursue and find out later on, you want to do something totally different. Focus on why we should consider you and why you want to study at USC.

Movie: Anything Tyler Perry
Food: Anything Potato
Quote: “… Redemption can be reality. And He can change your life.”
Dream Job: Talk Show Host/Small Business Owner