Risa Tewksbury

Midwest Regional Director

B.S. Business Administration
University of Southern California



I grew up in Southern California. Met my husband at USC, where I have worked in admission, financial aid and the Viterbi School of Engineering. We have two children, and have been through the college application process with them, so I know how it feels to be on the other side. I currently reside in the Midwest.


Why USC?

All the benefits of a great private education in a major urban setting with a warm climate. What’s not to like?


Admission Advice:

There is not one perfect school for each student. Keep your options open, and be yourself!


Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Food: Dark chocolate.
Quote:Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Role Model: Yoda
Musical Performer: Indigo Girls
Book: Too many to pick one favorite, but I’ll recommend Tortilla Curtain by our own T. C. Boyle as one suggestion.