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Student Ambassador Bios

B.S., Policy, Planning & Development

Name: Robert Abugel

Year in Program: Senior

Favorite Thing about LA:  The diversity of the city!

 

Name: Esther Chang

Year in Program: Junior

Favorite Thing about LA:  All the different types of yummy food located in one city!

Favorite Thing about USC: The beautiful campus and subtle landscape of cardinal red and gold all around the school.  Even the flowers on campus represent our Trojan pride!

 

Name: Jenny Di

Year in Program: Sophomore

Favorite Thing about LA:  Exploring everything the city has to offer.  My favorite place is Griffith Observatory.

Favorite Thing about USC: My favorite thing about USC is Trojan Football!

 

Name: Mimi Hefner

Year in Program: Senior

Favorite Thing about LA:  In addition to the great weather, there’s no better location than Los Angeles in terms of accessibility and exposure; it’s a cultural hot-spot if you will.  I have experienced or observed daily how socioeconomically and demographically diverse this city is and that integration is extremely beneficially to the social development of those who live here.

Favorite Thing about USC: My favorite thing about USC is the sense of community that is encompassed within the Trojan Family that is not only evident for students, but alumni as well.  It has been my experience that everyone you come into contact with truly encourages your best outcome and that type of support leads itself to the longevity of the Trojan Family.

 

Name: Sean Navi

Year in program: Sophomore

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: I personally love the weather and all the different types of food in Los Angeles. The beaches are beautiful and the community is great. Los Angeles also has many different job opportunities for any field of work someone is in. I also love the diverse culture within the Los Angeles area.

Favorite thing about USC: Being a Trojan is already an achievement in itself, but the knowledge I obtain at USC on a daily basis is priceless. Being able to learn from the numerous world-renowned professors and business leaders is what keeps my mind and drive going everyday on campus and is what makes this university in a league of its own. This being my first year at USC as a transfer sophomore, I have already pursed and become a member of different business and real estate related clubs to expand my connections and network. USC is a place where success and dreams come true and most importantly the Trojan family I am surrounded with is something very precious to me that will last a lifetime.

 

Name: Sarah Shapiro

Year in Program: Junior

Favorite Thing about LA:  Everything is 20 minutes away-the beach, the mountains, great shopping, restaurants, music, and entertainment!

Favorite Thing about USC: My favorite thing about USC is the Trojan family: the faculty, my friends and classmates, and alumni together make USC’s environment exciting and welcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Taylor Wolfson

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: In N Out!

Favorite thing about Price: My favorite thing about Price is the emphasis on preparing students for a future career through networking, resume workshops, etc.

 

Name: Sucharita Yellapragada

Year in program: Sophomore

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: I love food, so I love all of the various places to eat food in Los Angeles. There are so many restaurants and small cafes I still have not visited and I can’t wait to eat at all of them before I graduate.

Favorite thing about USC: My favorite thing about USC would be the Trojan spirit everyone has. It’s very refreshing and brings us together not just at football games, but even when we’re passing a random Trojan in the airport. Just goes to show how real the Trojan family is!

 

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

 

Name: Rabina Ahmed

Year in program: 2nd Year

Undergrad institution: University of California, Berkeley

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: The food.

Favorite thing about USC: The tight-knit community and the Trojan network.

 

Name: Grace Jing

Year in program: 2nd Year

Undergrad institution: University of Southern California

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: I love that you can never run out of places to explore and cultures to experience in LA.  There are so many fantastic hidden gems in the city.  Some of my personal favorites include the Bradbury Building, Angels Flight, and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM).

Favorite thing about USC: Although I love a lot of things about USC, my favorite thing has to be its amazingly diverse community.  I have had the opportunity to meet people of all backgrounds because of this, and this has been a vital part of my USC experience and helped facilitate both my personal and professional growth tremendously.

 

Name: Karen Lim

Year in program: 1st Year

Undergrad institution: University of Michigan

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: The amazing variety of delicious food

Favorite thing about USC: The Trojan Family and beautiful campus

 

Name: Lynh Nguyen

Year in program: 1st year

Undergrad Institution: California State University, Fullerton

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: I love to eat and Los Angeles has yet to run out of new places for me to try.

Favorite thing about USC: USC’s campus is gorgeous. I especially admire the architectural influences.

 

Name: Crystal Sanford

Year in program: 2nd year

Undergrad institution: USC

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: The diverse FOOD 🙂

Favorite thing about USC: Our community involvement and the Trojan Family…FIGHT ON!

 

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

 

Name: Francine Tran

Year in program: 2nd Year

Undergrad institution: University of California, Irvine

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory and the variety of food.

Favorite thing about USC: The farmers’ market on Wednesdays!

 

Name: Rebecca Velasco

Year in program: 2nd Year

Undergrad institution: Stanford University

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: My favorite thing about LA is that there’s so much to explore- new restaurants, neighborhoods, hikes and weekend events- that you never have to go far for a fun time with friends.

Favorite thing about USC: My favorite thing about USC is that there’s an opportunity to learn and challenge yourself at every corner.  Classes are an important part of my time here, but my time outside of class is equally enriching.

 

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

 

Name: Mario Enriquez

Year in Program: 1st Year

Undergrad Institution: University of the Pacific

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: One of my favorite things about Los Angeles is the opportunity to engage and build relationships with the hard working people that live here.  So many people here have amazing stories with big dreams and I enjoy interacting with the community.

Favorite thing about USC: Being a student at USC, the school truly provides a supportive environment that genuinely wants to see its student thrive–both academically and professionally. Fight On!

 

Name: Corinna Jiang

Year in Program: 2nd Year

Undergrad Institution: California State University, Los Angeles

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: The diverse culture and the variety of ethnic cuisine.

Favorite thing about USC: The tremendous amount of campus events and activities for students to participate in.

 

Name:  Han Jiang

Year in program: First Year

Undergrad institution: Dalian Maritime University

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: diversity and freedom

Favorite thing about USC: respect every student’s dream and provide a free platform for students to chase dream.

 

Name: Yuqiao Li

Year in Program: 2nd Year

Undergrad Institution: Boston University

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: The weather is so good that the only thing you can remember is to smile.

Favorite thing about USC: As always, people laugh and talk with a smile on their faces, and you feel life is so enjoyable and the sunshine could not be better than what we have here at USC.

 

Master of Planning (MPL)

 

Name: Alvaro Gomez

Year in program: 2nd Year

Undergrad institution: California State University, San Bernandino

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: The culture.  There is always a cultural activity going on somewhere in LA, if you know when to look.  It’s a very dynamic city, as well, and the weather is amazing!

Favorite thing about USC: The transportation options (bus/rail/bike); the location (close to downtown, Exposition park, diverse neighborhoods); students are very committed to USC and promoting the university; the beautiful, hisory