Meet Us: Student Ambassadors

Grayson Abele

Senior
Major: Biophysics
Minor: Cinematic Arts
City: Denver, CO
Random Fact: I once memorized 540 digits of pi to win a pie in a middle school competition.
Lauren Bickford

Senior
Major: Communication
Minor: Business
City: San Diego, CA
Random Fact: I have five siblings, three of which were Trojans!
Maya Bouchet

Senior
Major: Policy, Planning, and Development
Minor: There are about four I wish I had :(
City: Los Angeles, CA
Random Fact: My first semester here, I enrolled myself in a course that I thought was jewelry making... it was industrial welding.
Austin Browning

Senior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Enterprise Information Systems
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Random Fact: I got in a bobsled crash while riding down the Great Wall of China.
Fedja Čelebić

Sophomore
Major: English (Creative Writing)
Minor: Advertising
City: Newburyport / Podgorica
Random Fact: My nose is straightening out and I don't know why.
Harshini Chengareddy

Junior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Statistics
City: San Ramon, CA
Random Fact: I'm a huge Olympics junkie—diving, gymnastics, and swimming are some of my favorites but I've recently been hooked on archery.
Holly Cronin

Junior
Major: Communication
Minor: Psychology and Music Industry
City: Los Angeles, CA
Random Fact: I have to wash my hands before I can soundly go to sleep.
Chris Dennis

Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Dance
City: Houston, TX
Random Fact: I like doing crosswords.
Dezi Gallegos

Junior
Major: Film and TV Production
Minor: Screenwriting
City: Petaluma, CA
Random Fact: Junior year of high school I ran for Vice President of my high school, and I lost.
Kirsten Greenwood

Senior
Major: English and Narrative Studies
Minor: Psychology and Law
City: London, UK
Random Fact: I've lived in three countries.
Mary Cate Hickman

Senior
Major: Religion and Cinematic Arts Critical Studies
City: Tulsa, OK
Random Fact: My great-uncle, Tom Morey, invented the Boogie Board...and he's a Trojan!
Joelle Jacoby

Senior
Major: Theatre
City: Newcastle, CA
Random Fact: I am a devoted cat-lover and Sci-Fi nerd extraordinaire.
Brianna Kaufman

Junior
Major: Communication
Minor: Cinematic Arts
City: Irvine, CA
Random Fact: I love coffee ice cream, but I do not drink coffee.
Selene Klasner

Senior
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Theatre
City: Rochester, NY
Random Fact: Ice cream is my favorite food! I could eat it for every meal and never get tired of it.
Isaac Lemus

Sophomore
Major: Urban Studies & Planning
Minor: Spanish & Architecture
City: Phoenix, AZ
Random Fact: Shabaklava is my favorite rendition of my name, closely followed by Shalakaflockaflame.
Brian Loh

Junior
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Sculpture
City: Phoenix, AZ
Random Fact: I enjoy woodworking and metal working! Also, I went to high school with Alex Chen!
Jarod Majeika

Sophomore
Major: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies
Minor: Screenwriting
City: West Kingston, RI
Random Fact: My greatest inspirations are Katya Zamolodchikova, Agatha Christie, and Sutton Foster.
Clifton Martin

Junior
Major: International Relations
Minor: French and Dance
City: Nashville, TN
Random Fact: My lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer is attributed to Elle Woods and the movie Legally Blonde.
Amelia Montooth

Junior
Major: International Relations Global Business
Minor: Consumer Behavior
City: Scottsdale, AZ
Random Fact: I've broken the same wrist four times.
Garrett Nance

Sophomore
Major: Political Science
Minor: Comedy
City: Modesto, CA
Random Fact: My friends call me Grt! (and you can too, I guess)
Andy Osterling

Junior
Major: Political Science and Public Relations
City: Chicago, IL
Random Fact: I keep a small notebook of my favorite John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy facts and quotes in my backpack.
Peter Roberson

Senior
Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Business Finance
City: Glenview, IL
Random Fact: I am the only redhead in my family.
Ellie Rothrock

Senior
Major: Global Studies
Minor: Music Industry and Spanish
City: Seattle, WA
Random Fact: I have more first cousins than I had students in my high school senior class.
Joshua Smith

Sophomore
Major: Music Industry
Minor: Music Production
City: San Jose, CA
Random Fact: I once slept for 42 consecutive hours...
Modupe Thompson

Senior
Major: Film and Television Production
Major: Screenwriting and 3D Animation
City: Atlanta, GA
Random Fact: I was born in Lagos, Nigeria
Rachel Udabe

Senior
Major: Political Science and Public Policy
Minor: Education and Society
City: Cerritos, CA
Random Fact: Last semester I worked on early education research, and the report will be given to 2018 California gubernatorial candidates encouraging their support for preschool programs.
Courtney Vu

Senior
Major: Computer Science/Business Administration
City: Issaquah, WA
Random Fact: My hometown is obsessed with Salmon. I peaked in 3rd grade when I somehow raised $10,000 for salmon.
Mckenzie Amento

Senior
Major: Communication
Minor: Music Industry
City: Seattle, WA
Random Fact: In high school, I made a YouTube video that currently has 91,000 hits!
Madi Boll

Sophomore
Major: Film and Television Production
City: Mandarin Shanghai, China and Bangkok
Random Fact: I have abnormally tiny hands!
Paul Breslin

Senior
Major: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
City: Newport Beach, CA
Random Fact: I have been scuba diving with sharks in the Great Barrier Reef before!
Brianna Bozek

Junior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Music Industry
City: Chicago, IL
Random Fact: I can (and usually will) shamelessly quote every line in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl."
Samuel Burton

Sophomore
Major: Business Administration
City: Leeds, England
Random Fact: I like to carry Splenda around in my back pocket for tea-related emergencies.
Salim Chamoun

Senior
Major: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Minor: Natural Sciences
City: Los Angeles, CA
Random Fact: I know every Drake lyric... every single bar.
Trevor Chong

Junior
Major: Communication
Minor: Business Finance
City: San Francisco, CA
Random Fact: I auditioned for Russel in the Pixar movie, "Up" when I was 9 years old.
Cristyn Dang

Junior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Dance
City: Honolulu, HI
Random Fact: I helped to coordinate a flash mob for my high school class for our graduation ceremony, complete with individual glow in the dark beach balls that collectively spelled out "2015".
Hanna Fahsholtz

Junior
Major: International Relations Global Business
Minor: Thematic Approaches to Humanities and Society
City: Spokane, WA
Random Fact: I love to dance (one of my favorite courses I've taken at USC so far has been the Kaufman introductory hip hop class)!
Whitney Giroux

Sophomore
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Popular Music Studies
City: Evanston, IL
Random Fact: I play the trumpet, euphonium, and I sing!
Samantha Hardy

Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Minor: Forensics and Criminality
City: Sierra Madre, CA
Random Fact: As a baby I was photographed inside the Stanley Cup.
Jonathan Horwitz

Junior
Major: Political Economy; Urban Studies and Planning
Minor: Statistics
City: Orange, CA
Random Fact: I have an established semi-professional Internet Scrabble rating.
Collin Johnson

Junior
Major: Communication; Law, History and Culture
City: Danville, CA
Random Fact: I had my IQ tested when I was 10, and the results were inconclusive.
Noah Kim

Junior
Major: Narrative Studies and Public Relations
City: Milwaukee, WI
Random Fact: I spent the summer after freshman year doing manual labor at a quarry.
Corinne Kneizys

Sophomore
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Media Policy and Law
City: Philadelphia, PA
Random Fact: During high school I studied abroad in Australia.
Jess Lesser

Senior
Major: International Relations
Minor: Spanish and Organizational Management and Leadership
City: Sydney, Australia; then Irvine, CA
Random Fact: I share the same birthday as my little brother, but we are 2 years apart.
Adrian Lurie

Senior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Theatre
City: Portland, OR
Random Fact: I can say "Hello" and "Thank You" in 10 languages.
Nisha Malhotra

Junior
Major: Narrative Studies
Minor: Screenwriting and Cinematic Arts
City: Glendale, CA
Random Fact: I am somewhere in the digital version of the Harry Potter interactive books on iTunes. I talk about female role models and it's great.
Daniel McCormick

Junior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Communication Design
City: Alameda, CA
Random Fact: Trader Joe's is my safe haven.
Mackenzie Mott

Junior
Major: International Relations Global Business
Minor: Finance and Communication Technology Practices and Platforms
City: Houston, TX
Random Fact: When I was in elementary school, my parents entered me in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to compete in the Junior and Adult Division to show llamas. I am now a three time Grand Champion and have trophies and ribbons to prove it!
Mohini Narasimhan

Junior
Major: International Relations
Minor: Business and French
City: San Jose, CA
Random Fact: I am a yoga teacher.
Christine Park

Sophomore
Major: Anthropology
Minor: Human Rights and Public Relations
City: Orange, CA
Random Fact: I finished the entire first season of Grey's Anatomy in one day.
Leilah Rodriguez

Senior
Major: International Relations
Minor: Communication Policy and Law
City: Mission Viejo, CA
Random Fact: I volunteered with refugees in Greece all semester.
Ashley Sacks

Junior
Major: Psychology/Pre-Med
City: Calabasas, CA
Random Fact: I worked on an ambulance in Israel during my gap year!
Natalie Solis

Senior
Major: Religion
City: Los Angeles, CA
Random Fact: I have a pet bird named Sunshine who loves to eat tortilla chips.
Danielle (Dani) Toda

Sophomore
Major: Communication
Major: Music Industry and Marketing
City: Honolulu, HI
Random Fact: I LOVE popcorn. I have a popcorn machine and literally eat popcorn everyday.
Ailish Ullmann

Senior
Major: Environmental Science and Health
Minor: Photography and Social Change and French
City: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Random Fact: While hiking in Tasmania this semester I got mugged by a bush wallaby. He stole my banana :(
Kurt Weatherford

Sophomore
Major: International Relations
Minor: Spatial Studies
City: St. Louis, MO
Random Fact: I was once ranked higher than actual president Bill Clinton in the US Government section of the QuizUp app. I have screenshots to prove it.
Jenny Zhu

Sophomore
Major: Economics
Minor: Consumer Behavior
City: Singapore, a country (and also a city)
Random Fact: I hate cardio but I like playing basketball and walking backwards to keep in shape.
Katrina Bajorinas

Senior
Major: Music Industry
Minor: Entrepreneurship
City: Louisville, KY
Random Fact: Traveling is one of my favourite things in the world and when I applied to USC, I wrote my essay about my love for airports.
Sarah Borland

Senior
Major: Public Relations
City: La Canada, CA
Random Fact: I love adrenaline sports and just recently bungee jumped!
Kyra Brown

Junior
Major: Media Arts and Practice
Minor: Screenwriting
City: Boston, MA
Random Fact: I'm an amateur stand-up comedian
Donielle Bunyard

Senior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Occupational Therapy
City: Fullerton, CA
Random Fact: I hate wearing shoes and prefer to be barefoot as much as possible!
Jack Cagney

Sophomore
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Minor: Consumer Behavior and Public Health
City: Allendale, NJ
Random Fact: I'm on a book cover that my uncle designed!
Alexander Chen

Senior
Major: GeoDesign
Minor: Public Health
City: Scottsdale, AZ
Random Fact: I went to high school with Brian Loh (Admission Ambassador, see below)!
Brooke Collins

Senior
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Culture, Media and Entertainment
City: San Diego, CA
Kali DeCambra

Sophomore
Major: Accounting
Minor: Computer Programming
City: Diamond Bar, CA
Random Fact: I have had a Disneyland annual pass my whole life!
Miranda Drolet

Senior
Major: Law, History and Culture
City: Elk Grove, CA
Random Fact: I visited 31 cities and 5 countries during my semester abroad in Spain!
Ellie Feinerman

Sophomore
Major: Communication
Minor: Cinematic arts
City: Irvine, CA
Random Fact: My real name isn't Ellie! Shocker! My kindergarten teacher gave me the nickname 14 years ago and it has stuck ever since!
Estefania Gonzalez

Junior
Major: NGO's and Social Change
Minor: Culture, Media, and Entertainment
City: Colton, CA
Random Fact: I've gone to get fingerprinting done for a volunteer opportunity, the place told me that they can't find my fingerprints...
Lauren Helmbrecht

Senior
Major: Communication
Minor: Sports Media Studies
City: Spokane, WA
Random Fact: I once physically bumped into Kanye West on purpose.
Kea Hudson

Senior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Spanish and Political Science
City: South Pasadena, CA
Random Fact: I've been admitted to the ER/urgent care in two different countries accompanied by two different USC professors!
Angela Juarez

Sophomore
Major: Cognitive Science
City: South Los Angeles
Random Fact: My favorite movie is Mulan!
Carson Klasner

Senior
Major: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Minor: Theatre
City: Webster, NY
Random Fact: I have a twin sister who is a Tour Guide!
Rachel Krusenoski

Junior
Major: International Relations & the Global Economy
Minor: Environmental Studies
City: Downers Grove (Chicago), IL
Random Fact: I have been to 46 out of the 50 states.
Eddie Licon

Senior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Race, Ethnicity and Politics
City: East Los Angeles, CA
Random Fact: I'm bad with this!
Kai MacLean

Sophomore
Major: Global Health
Minor: German
City: Winchester, MA
Random Fact: When we were in middle school, my brother and I modeled in a photoshoot for the Red Sox and we made it onto their website!
Elsa Mann

Sophomore
Major: Real Estate Development
Minor: Business Law
City: Pasadena, CA
Random Fact: I sit on a pillow when I drive because I'm too short to completely see over the dashboard.
Megan Mestas

Senior
Major: Policy, Planning and Development
Minor: Education and Society
City: Santa Clarita, CA
Random Fact: For my birthday last year I celebrated by watching a turtle race, yes it's a real thing, yes its AMAZING.
Simone Munajj

Sophomore
Major: Public Relations
City: Houston, TX
Random Fact: Spanish was my first language.
Kaitlyn O'Connor

Senior
Major: International Relations
City: Temecula, CA
Random Fact: My goal in life is to open my own bakery one day
Gabrielle Rosser

Junior
Major: Theatre
Minor: Psychology and Law
City: Atlanta, GA
Random Fact: I was a competitive cheerleader for five years.
Kelley Sheets

Junior
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Culture, Media and Entertainment
City: Tampa, FL
Random Fact: The only time I've ever broken a bone was when I broke my rib from coughing too hard.
Amanat Singh

Junior
Major: Public Policy and Law
Minor: Painting
City: Fullerton, CA
Random Fact: I'm really good at untangling things.
Aviana Spruill

Sophomore
Major: Environmental Engineering
City: Durham, NC
Random Fact: I love cooking and trying out new recipes.
Martin Torres

Junior
Major: Cinema & Media Studies and Communication
City: Chicago, IL
Random Fact: I've seen every episode of America's Next Top Model and can talk about every single episode, season, and photo shoots. My dream growing up was to partake in the Guys vs. Girls cycle.
Anna Volkmann

Junior
Major: Health and Human Sciences
Minor: Forensics and Criminality and Business
City: Suburbs of Chicago
Random Fact: I have been stung by a jellyfish.
Nicolas Zhou

Sophomore
Major: Business Cinematic Arts
Minor: Cinematic Arts
City: Diamond Bar, CA
Random Fact: I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina!