Anne Aubert-Santelli

Associate Director

B.A. Art History & Italian 
Master of Liberal Studies 
University of Southern California


I’m from all over the place. I spent my early years on the East Coast, then moved to Paris, France, and finally settled in Orange County, California, for junior high and high school. USC was not even on my college list initially. Thank goodness for a wonderful college counselor who encouraged me to apply. When I first visited, I was in love. During my four years here, I was a student tour guide and enjoyed working with young people during such a pivotal moment in their lives. Now I’ve been at USC for 15 years, working in admission and advising. I look forward each year to welcoming new members of my Trojan Family.

Why USC? 

There are so many reasons, but because I must keep this brief… It is the perfect combination of big and small. The school is a place of endless opportunities, yet it feels intimate where it counts.

Admission Advice 

Presentation matters. We have not had the opportunity to know you your whole life. We base our admission decisions only on what you tell us. Therefore, make sure you take advantage of every part of the application to say something meaningful about yourself. Help us to understand what makes YOU you.

TV Shows: This is constantly changing. Right now, it’s a tie between Succession and Married at First Sight Australia (Season 10).
Food: Cheese (bien sur!)
Dream vacation: Monaco to watch the F1 race there
Dream job: Professional dollhouse miniaturist