In their own words
Student Stories
Alissa

Reaching for the stars

Los Angeles, CA. Film Studies Major / Minor in Computer Science
When Alissa first saw Casablanca in high school, she discovered a passion for filmmaking that led her all the way to USC. Here on campus she discovered an exciting community of filmmakers, writers, and artists, and a world-class film studies program that has opened her eyes to the possibilities of cinema and personal expression.


“In our field of study, we have to interact with each other. It takes a village to make a film! All my professors here strongly encourage collaborations and being good to one another.”


“The place that I spend the most time is on the USC track and field. I love to run there. In fact, we even have a scheduled run for filmmakers. It's a great way for everyone to get together and bond while staying healthy.”