Lucy Negash

Senior Assistant Director

While I’ve proudly lived on both coasts (LA for my childhood and Washington, D.C. for my adult life), the Nation’s Capital holds a special place in my heart. I attended the University of Notre Dame for my undergraduate degree in Sociology, with minors in Journalism and Business/Economics. I fell in love with Admissions when a counselor advocated for me to attend ND, and I later worked as a tour guide and ambassador in the office for all four years. I then graduated and worked in Public Relations for the next five years, and earned a Master’s degree in PR from Georgetown in 2018. After building messaging strategies and drafting press releases in the entertainment, political, and corporate worlds, I am thrilled to be working at USC and share the incredible stories of our campus and student body with future classes to come.

Why USC?
While the weather is a given, USC offers an incredible number of opportunities whether you know exactly what you want to study or not. Every program is robust, multi-faceted, and comes with an incredible network of alumni, professors, classmates, and advisors who help you grow every step of the way.

Admission Advice:
Make sure that what you are putting forward in your application is 100% authentically you, and covers every interesting facet of your life in a holistic way. No detail is too random or obscure – the application is the only way we’ll get to know you and your academic, athletic, and personal journey throughout high school and beyond.

Food: Chips and salsa, Thai food, or anything spicy
Quote: “Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.” Muhammad Ali
Book: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
TV: The Office, always