Monica Ourada

Associate Director

B.S. Sports Management
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

M.Ed. Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs
University of Southern California


I was born and raised in Northern California. While I have explored life in a few different states over the years (Louisiana for college, Florida and Oregon for work), something always brings me back to my home state. I am thrilled to work at the USC Admission Center to help students explore the opportunities that higher education can provide. In my free time I enjoy cheering on the Trojans in all athletic competitions, watching musicals in the many theatres across Los Angeles, and visiting Disneyland!

Admission Advice 

If you can, start early. It’s never too early to start exploring your interests and what schools offer the academic programs related to those interests. That being said, it’s also never too late to continue exploring! Everyone’s path to higher education is different, and admission offices exist to help you along the way. Please never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Favorite Spot on Campus: 

Heritage Hall or wherever the Trojan Marching Band is performing!