Nancy Ohia

Assistant Director

B.A Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles

M.A. Public Policy
University of Southern California



There truly is no place like Los Angeles. I was born and raised in Los Angeles but spent most of my childhood in Nigeria. I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and found a strong passion for higher education and student affairs at UCLA. I enjoy assisting students throughout their educational journey as they discover themselves and their interests. I am excited to be at USC and even more excited to empower students to unlock USC’s bountiful possibilities. I enjoy hiking, reading, and curating the perfect playlist during my free time.


Why USC?

The University of Southern California has endless opportunities for students, such as getting involved in extracurricular activities, pursuing an internship, and participating in community service. There is so much the school has to offer, and there’s no better place to be than the heart of Los Angeles. Becoming a part of the Trojan Family means building lasting bonds with individuals. It means building an extended family with those who share similar interests and goals.


Admission Advice:

RESEARCH! Do your research. Does the school offer topics, classes and resources that you’re interested in? Do you like the location of the school? Visit the campus and get a sense of what it feels like to be a student there.


Favorite Food: A combination of rice, stew, and oxtails
Favorite TV Show: Scandal, The West Wing, One Tree Hill
Book: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Favorite Drink: Iced Chai Latte