Kellie Graham

Senior Assistant Director

B.A. Public Relations
University of Southern California



Coming from a Trojan Family based in SoCal, most of my childhood was spent watching games in the Coliseum or hunting throughout campus for Traveler (spoiler alert: he doesn’t actually live in University Park). During my own college admission journey, I was determined to head out of state for school. But one (December) family vacation to the East Coast later, I made the “difficult” decision to stay in beautiful, sunny California. After graduating from USC with a degree in public relations, I worked in Disneyland’s Entertainment department before venturing into higher education. And now, after spending time as both an admission rep and as a college counselor, I’m excited to be back at USC!


Why USC?

When you come to USC, you join a global Family of 375,000+ Trojans. And like any family, they’ll be there to both push you to succeed and to support you when you need it most. So whether you’re from a few blocks over or several oceans away, your Trojan Family will always be there to make USC feel like a home away from home.


Admission Advice:

As a recovering procrastinator, I can’t say enough about leaving yourself enough time to complete applications! You’re likely juggling a lot in your senior year and college applications can add to the stress. Take plenty of time right after junior year to layout your school list, application requirements, and deadlines so you can spend the summer and early fall crafting strong apps on a timeline that gives you some breathing room.


Movie: The Wizard of Oz & Mad Max: Fury Road
Quote:Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” — Sam Ewing
Food: Mexican food or any combination of chocolate and peanut butter
TV Show Binge: The Office…for the 10th time (Netflix, why???), Schitt’s Creek
Musical Performer: Luke Christopher and Emily Warren
Dream Job: Talent agent for pet influencers