Maria Carvalho

International Admission

Bachelor of Social Work
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Originally from Kenya, and spending most of my life in Wisconsin, I have made several moves personally and professionally that have landed me in Los Angeles. Most recently, I worked at the University of Oregon managing recruitment of international students from all over the world and before that, I advised international students who were already studying in the United States at my alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I am always inspired seeing students turn a possibility into a reality.

Why USC?
USC is a place where you can be you! We foster your individuality and encourage you to explore your full potential. With countless world-class opportunities at your fingertips, you are bound to surprise yourself with your own ambition, curiosity, and determination. It is a privilege to be in the company of young minds who are changing the world together.

Admission Advice:
Don’t be afraid to be you! This takes time in the admission process so start early and reflect on your personality and experiences. Show us what you care about, what motivates you, what experiences you’ve learned from, and what you envision doing when you’re on campus.

Movie: Stand and Deliver
Food: Anything with garlic, ginger, and/or coconut
Quote: “Todo es posible, nada es seguro” (Everything is possible, nothing is certain) my high school Spanish teacher
TV: West Wing
Role Model: My parents for having the foresight to get us where we are today
Snack: Ice cream!
Place you are most content: Near water and mountains