Rachel Cho

Senior Assistant Director

B.A. Linguistics, Korean Studies (minor)
University of Southern California



I am a SoCal native through and through—I grew up in Orange County just a few miles from USC. (I won’t say how many minutes, since LA traffic is notoriously dependent on the time of day.) During my time as a Trojan, I discovered my passion for higher education and student advocacy. I’ve worked in the world of higher education in various capacities, and I am grateful for the opportunity to impact the lives of students at the same place where my life was changed.


Why USC:

USC is a place that inspires, encourages, and supports its community members to learn and to grow both academically and personally. The interdisciplinary curriculum and broad access that USC offers is an incredible foundation for curious minds.


Admission Advice:

Make your application personal to you—I promise that we are real people who are reading every word of it. Everyone has a unique story, and we genuinely value getting to know yours.


Food: Tacos from a taco truck, ice cream
Book: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
TV Show: The Office, The Great British Baking Show
Snack: Whatever is new at Trader Joe’s