Overview Discover USC Events Tours Information Sessions Admission Counselors Admission Center Admission Resources For Counselors Admission Center Staff Jessica Nielsen Executive Director, Student Development & Visitor Relations Andrew Huerta Associate Director Ruben Nuñez Associate Director Adriana Serrano Associate Director Alejandro Interiano Assistant Director Meet our Student Ambassadors Curious to learn more about the USC experience? Our Student Ambassadors get it—they were once where you are now. They’re happy to answer all your questions in a one-on-one format. Addie B. she/her/hers Major: History Minors: Management Consulting; Philosophy Hometown: Denver, CO Fun Fact: If I could have a superpower it would be to shapeshift. Akshay M. Majors: Business Administration, Business of Cinematic Arts Minors: Designing Multimedia Experiences, Disruptive Innovation (IYA) Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts & New Delhi, India Fun Fact: I hiked in the Himalayan foothills. Amy R. she/her/hers Major: Film and Television Production Minor: Mathematical Data Analytics Hometown: Hastings, Minnesota Fun Fact: I have swum with sharks before! Andrew T. he/him/his Major: Communication Minors: Media, Economics, and Entrepreneurship; Entertainment Industry Hometown: Hercules, CA Fun Fact: “California Girls” by Katy Perry is my guilty pleasure song. Andrew S. Major: Applied Math Hometown: San Jose, California Fun Fact: I once fell of a roof, a ladder, and a car all in the same day. Angel J. Major: Sociology Minors: Dance, Marketing Hometown: El Monte, California Fun Fact: I had eight teeth extracted at USC’s School of Dentistry-seven of which were in one sitting! Angela M. she/her/hers Major: Urban Studies and Planning Hometown: Champaign, Illinois and Los Baños, Philippines Fun Fact: I can recite the entire Cars movie from memory alone! Ashley K. she/her/hers Major: Chemistry (Research emphasis) Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Grad Hometown: Simi Valley, California Fun Fact: I’m addicted to watching rom-coms. Ashley S. she/her/hers Major: Chemistry Hometown: Los Angeles, California Fun Fact: I slept through a fire alarm once! Avery F. she/her/hers Major: Environmental Studies Minor: Economics Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ Fun Fact: I’ve never been on a college tour. Avery L. she/her Major: Environmental Science and Health Minor: Spanish Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Health Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL Fun Fact: I can do a handstand for a really long time! Bailey R. she/her/hers Major: Economics Hometown: Atlanta, GA Fun Fact: I share a birthday with my dad! Brandon A. he/him Major: English; Cinema Studies Hometown: Valencia, CA Fun Fact: I’m a small percentage away from being legally blind :0 Bryn T. she/her/hers Major: Design Minor: Web Development Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia Fun Fact: I can read and write Morse code! Catie M. she/her/hers Major: Psychology Minors: Natural Science, Pre-Med Hometown: Boise, Idaho Fun Fact: I have lived in three different countries! Cameron B. he/him/his Majors: History; Political Science Minor: Italian Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: San Diego, CA Fun Fact: I am passionate about recruiting more students to become tour guides! Candace H. she/her Major: Business of Cinematic Arts Minor: Spanish Hometown: Washington, DC Fun Fact: I went to a live taping of The Voice, and sat three-feet away from Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande. At the end, John Legend gave me a hug and took a photo with me! Carter K. he/him/his Major: Computational Linguistics Minor: Business, Designing for Digital Experiences Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California Fun Fact: I’m planning to go into design but am colorblind. Chichi O. she/her, they/their Major: Health and Human Sciences Minor: Global Health Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX Fun Fact: I’m super tall (about 6’3) and played as middle blocker on my volleyball team in high school! Colin S. he/him/his Majors: Economics, Environmental Studies Hometown: Sunnyvale, California Fun Fact: I have over 30 stuffed-animal pigs! Dana H. she/her/hers Major: Journalism Minor: Sports Media Studies Hometown: Half Moon Bay, California Fun Fact: I lived in Rome, Italy, for four months and ate pasta every single day! Danny C. he/him/his Majors: Political Science, Art History Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Haddonfield, New Jersey Fun Fact: I’m a coffee connoisseur. Trying new coffee shops is one of my favorite things to do! Danny M. he/him/his Major: Astronautical Engineering Minor: Astronomy Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona Fun Fact: I have played piano for over 15 years. Darcy C. she/her Majors: Art History; Business Administration Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Newport Beach, CA Fun Fact: I love traveling and have been to 35 countries (and counting)! Devansh B. he/him/his Major: Computational Neuroscience Hometown: San Jose, California Fun Fact: I can name every Taylor Swift song. Dominic B. he/him Major: Environmental Studies Minor: GIS and Sustainability Science; Urban and Sustainable Planning Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL Fun Fact: I actually committed to the other USC (UofSC) before changing my mind and recommitting to USC. Trying to explain that to family and friends was rough. Eli G. he/him Majors: NGOs and Social Change; Economics Hometown: St. Louis, MO Fun Fact: I was the mascot and star goalie for my first grade soccer team. We were called the Orange Heads. Eric M. Major: Economics Minor: Business Finance Hometown: Santa Ana, CA Fun Fact: I currently work at what used to be a Starbucks Reserve, where I was able to become certified as a “Coffee Master” and get to wear a black apron instead of a green apron! Erin J. she/her Major: Civil Engineering Minor: Construction Hometown: Utulei, American Samoa Fun Fact: My middle name has 10 letters with 5 vowels and 5 consonants. Gerardo R. he/him Major: Business Administration Minor: Innovation: The Digital Entrepreneur Hometown: South Gate, CA Gillian R. she/her/hers Majors: Communication, East Asian Studies Hometown: Shanghai, China Fun Fact: I have acted in a movie. Giulia O. she/her Majors: Writing for Screen and Television (BFA); Journalism Minor: Italian Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico Fun Fact: I can recite the entirety of Shrek 2 by memory. Grace B. she/her/hers Major: Business Administration Hometown: Weston, Florida Fun Fact: I’ve never watched a Harry Potter movie. Hannah C. she/her/hers Major: International Relations (Global Business) Minor: Data Science Hometown: San Jose, California Fun Fact: Before this year, I did not eat peanut butter for seven years. Ilona M. she/her/hers Major: Business Administration Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Fun Fact: I have a horrible fear of frogs. Iliyan H. he/him Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Marine Biology Hometown: Pune, India Fun Fact: I became best friends with two brothers my freshman year. Seven months later, I learned they are related to me. India Y. she/her/hers Major: Music Industry Hometown: New York City, New York Fun Fact: I’m an Australian citizen! Indira E. she/her/ella Major: Communication Minors: Media and Social Change, Documentary Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Fun Fact: I was recruited twice by the CIA but declined the position. Jack W. Major: Journalism Minor: French Hometown: Dallas, Texas Fun Fact: I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 10 seconds! Jacob R. he/they Major: Urban Studies and Planning Minor: Real Estate Development Hometown: Los Angeles, California Fun Fact: I’ve been growing my hair out for more than four years! Jami H. she/her Major: Applied Mathematics Minor: ITP Data Analytics Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Education Hometown: South Pasadena, CA Fun Fact: I stream on Twitch playing games and enjoy building computers. Jason C. he/him Major: Public Relations Minors: Entertainment Industry; Marketing Hometown: Aliso Viejo, CA Fun Fact: I learned how to fly an airplane before learning how to drive a car. Jazmyne A. she/her/hers Majors: Public Relations, Theatre Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Fun Fact: I climbed Mt. Fuji! Joshua C. Major: Business Administration Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Los Angeles, California Fun Fact: I have dressed up for Halloween only once, during preschool. Joy J. she/her Major: Theatre (BA), Acting Emphasis Minors: Musical Theatre and Non Profits; Volunteerism and Philanthropy Hometown: Singapore, Singapore Fun Fact: Every two years I cut off 12 inches of my hair to donate! Joyce G. Major: Public Relations Hometown: La Habra Heights, California Fun Fact: Andrew Yang said hi to me while I was giving a tour. Juan C. he/him/his Major: American Studies and Ethnicity, Public Relations Minors: Law and Migration Studies Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Corona, California Fun Fact: I do not know how to swim and probably never will! Julia W. she/her/hers Major: Philosophy, Politics and Law (B.A.) Minors: Business Pre-Professional Emphasis:Pre-Law Hometown: Newtown, Pennsylvania Fun Fact: I love playing volleyball! Kash O.F she/her/hers Majors: Business Administration; Health and Human Sciences Minor: Cinema-Television for Health Professions Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria Fun Fact: I took eight years of French and retained practically none of it. Kayla K. she/her/hers Major: Business Administration (Marketing emphasis) Minor: Cinematic Arts; Culture, Media and Entertainment Hometown: San Jose, California Fun Fact: I’m legally ordained. Khushi P. Major: Aerospace Engineering Minor: Technology Commercialization Hometown: Cerritos, California Fun Fact: I wanted to be a train conductor as a kid so I could pull the chain! Kiley G. she/her/hers Major: Theatre (Acting emphasis) Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona Fun Fact: My friends and I were published on the front page of The Wall Street Journal for an April Fool’s prank we did! Kim V. she/her Major: Communication Minor: Entrepreneurship Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Stamford, CT Fun Fact: I did acting and modeling when I was younger! Kristen A. she/her Major: Business of Cinematic Arts Minor: Screenwriting Hometown: Fanwood, NJ Fun Fact: I once slept on a sidewalk for a Harry Styles concert. Kristin N. she/they Major: Philosophy, Politics, and Law Minors: Spanish; Applied Analytics Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Fullerton, CA Fun Fact: I used to work as a cake decorator and now my writing on cakes is significantly better than my actual handwriting. Lauren K. she/her/hers Major: Cinema and Media Studies Minor: Screenwriting Hometown: Princeton Junction, New Jersey Fun Fact: I sat two rows away from Michelle Yeoh at a movie premiere once! Lexie H. she/her/hers Major: Theatre BA (Acting Emphasis) Minor: Entertainment Industry Hometown: San Diego, California Fun Fact: I know basically all of Taylor Swift’s discography. Lillian M she/her/hers Major: Theatre Minor: Screenwriting Hometown: San Diego, California Fun Fact: I can make 90-second toaster waffles in 89 seconds! Maren A. she/her/hers Major: Popular Music Performance Minor: Music Industry Hometown: Dallas, Texas Fun Fact: My voice is in a Samsung commercial! Martin A. he/him Majors: Theatre; Business Administration Minor: Entertainment Industry Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia Fun Fact: I performed at the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show! Mason S. he/him Major: Occupational Therapy (BA to OTD program) Hometown: Sandy Hook, CT Fun Fact: I was almost on the Ellen Show for an invention I made as a kid! Matt C. Major: Gender & Sexuality Studies Minors: Occupational Science; Environmental Studies Hometown: Westfield, NJ Fun Fact: According to a Buzzfeed quiz, I have elite tastebuds. Maya R. she/her/hers Major: Theatre BA (Acting Emphasis) Minors: Musical Theatre, Dance Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Fun Fact: I LOVE fantasy novels! Michael P. Any Pronouns Major: Journalism Minor: Cinematic Arts Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL Fun Fact: I was interviewed for a Nickelodeon project that never happened in their New York City headquarters! My life could have been so cool. Miko M. she/her Major: Sociology Minor: Performing Arts Studies Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Fun Fact: My parents submitted a family photo of us at Zion National Park to a Capri Sun photo contest and we won! Free Capri Suns for a whole year! #NotSponsored. Miranda M. she/her/hers Majors: Theatre; Political Science Hometown: Denver, CO Fun Fact: I went to a performing arts high school! Namratha K. she/her/hers Majors: Music Composition, Economics Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Lafayette, California Fun Fact: I have a motorcycle license! Nandhana N. she/her Major: Business of Cinematic Arts Hometown: Portland, OR Fun Fact: I have finished an entire Costco sized box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in two days. Too often. Natasha T. she/her/hers Majors: History; Economics (Data Science) Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA Fun Fact: I am a Jeopardy enthusiast. Payton M. Major: Journalism Minor: Social Entrepreneurship Hometown: Seattle, Washington Fun Fact: I used to compete in pageants! And no, it’s not like Toddlers and Tiaras. Roy G. he/him/his Major: Public Relations Minors: Theatre, Songwriting Hometown: Skokie, Illinois Fun Fact: Taylor Swift liked my TikTok of me freaking out at the Eras Tour in Las Vegas. Santi B. he/him Majors: Business Administration; Accounting Minor: Environmental Studies Hometown: Ridgefield, CT Fun Fact: I’ve been playing guitar for 10 years but can’t read sheet music. Sherissa W. she/her/hers Major: Political Science Minors: Psychology and Law Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Shanghai, China Fun Fact: I have read the Harry Potter series 23 times. Sky B. Any pronouns Major: Neuroscience Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Health Hometown: Mount Vernon, NY Fun Fact: I am pretty good at riding a RipStik. Sreenidhi B. Major: Journalism Minor: Screenwriting Hometown: Bangalore, India Fun Fact: Before becoming a campus tour guide here at USC, I was a museum tour guide in high school! Sydney W. she/her/hers Major: Cognitive Science Hometown: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania Fun Fact: Peanut butter is my favorite food… I’ve decided that having a peanut allergy is a mindset. TJ M. Major: International Relations Minors: Latin American Studies; French Hometown: Florham Park, NJ Fun Fact: I ran the 2022 LA Marathon over spring break. Trelas D. IV him/his Major: Creative Writing Minor: Cinematic Arts Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Fun Fact: I hope to be one of the greatest creators/artists of this generation. Tucker E. he/him/his Major: Chemical Engineering Hometown: Montgomery, New Jersey Fun Fact: I met Snooki at a boardwalk in New Jersey! Tyler L. he/him/his Major: Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation Minor: Cinematic Arts Hometown: Santa Clara, California Fun Fact: I can do a thumbs-up with my left foot but not my right. Vanessa A. she/her/hers Major: Global Health Minor: Theatre Hometown: Culver City, California Fun Fact: I can do The Worm. Vincent T. he/him/his Majors: History; Neuroscience Minor: Health Care Studies Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Med Hometown: San Diego, CA Fun Fact: I have 17 pets at home! Willa D.s she/her Majors: International Relations; Economics Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-Law Hometown: Golden, CO Fun Fact: I lived in Australia for a year! Xavier V. he/him, they/their Major: Theatre BA (Acting) Minor: Entertainment Industry Hometown: Chandler, AZ Fun Fact: I used to fence competitively, and have met several olympians! Yara A. she/her/hers Major: Neuroscience Minor: Psychology Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-med Hometown: Tarzana, California Fun Fact: One of my life goals is to publish a novel! Yohanna B. she/her/hers Major: Communication Minor: Entertainment Industry Pre-Professional Emphasis: Pre-med Hometown: Pemberton, New Jersey Fun Fact: I can do a really good Jennifer Coolidge impression.