University of Southern California Ph.D. Student: Biomedical Engineering M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2017 B.S. Biomedical Engineering, minor: Art History, 2015 Currently, Joycelyn is the Vice President of Administration of the Graduate School Government (GSG), the Vice President of the Graduate Students of Biomedical Engineering (GSBME), and the outgoing President of the Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA). As a representative of the BME Department and the Viterbi School of Engineering, she helps coordinate academic, social, and corporate events for her peers. Outside of research, Joycelyn participates in the Health, Technology, and Engineering Program (HTE@USC) and collaborates with Keck School of Medicine students to develop innovative healthcare technologies. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, exploring new eats with her friends, and dabbling in various arts and crafts. After receiving her PhD, Joycelyn plans to work in the medical device industry as a research & development engineer.
Family Reunion in Aspen!
Posted: March 21, 2018, 3:42pm I cannot believe it is already March!! Every year, my entire extended family on my mother’s side comes together for a week to reconnect and enjoy some good food and skiing. All 20 of us met up for some small group dinners and had several meetings for updates and goals for 2018. It sounds pretty … Read More
Science Outreach: Centrifuges in Research and the Real World
Posted: March 21, 2018, 3:30pm Last week, about 70 students from the Orthopaedic Medical Magnet High School stopped by the Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering to learn a little bit about centrifuges and how we use them in our daily research. Each mini group of students stopped by three different stations to learn about (1) the overview of tissue platforms … Read More
Advocating in Washington, D.C.
Posted: March 21, 2018, 2:37pm For the third time since joining USC’s Graduate Student Government (GSG), I had the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of our 23,000+ graduate students. On this specific trip, we met with the offices of the following Californian congressmen and congresswomen: Senator Kamala Harris Senator Dianne Feinstein Representative Tony Cardenas Representative … Read More
Horse Racing at Santa Anita Park
Posted: March 21, 2018, 2:13pm Last month, USC’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) hosted an outing at the famous Santa Anita Park, a Thoroughbred racetrack located nearby in Arcadia. Although I grew up right next to this venue (my childhood mall is on the same block), I never had the chance to see the horses growing up. Everyone had a chance … Read More
Exploring the Magic Castle
Posted: February 28, 2018, 1:30am I finally got to visit The Magic Castle!! For those of you who didn’t grow up in Los Angeles, The Magic Castle is an exclusive club for magicians and magic lovers located in Hollywood right between the TCL Chinese Theatre and Yamashiro. One of my friends from undergrad had joined the Academy of Magical Arts … Read More
Celebrating the Year of the Dog!
Posted: February 28, 2018, 1:14am Happy New Year everyone!! This is one of my favorite times of the year because of the many breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with family and delicious food. As you can see in the picture above, red is the color to wear because it symbolizes good fortune and joy. Along with wearing red clothing, we also … Read More
Free Speech through a New Lens
Posted: February 28, 2018, 12:46am A few weeks ago, I attended an incredible Visions & Voices event called Free Speech through a New Lens: Film, Digital Media, and Social Change. Free speech has always been a strong source of debate on college campuses, so Annenberg, along with an honors society and Participant Media hosted a panel to discuss free expression … Read More
HEY HEY: Contemporary Tea House & Common Room
Posted: February 28, 2018, 12:12am Three years ago, my cousin, Christopher Kwok, set aside his corporate consulting job and pursued his dream to create a contemporary space where locals could connect with one another over drinks. A kind of non-alcoholic bar, Hey Hey has recently launched its soft opening, offering tea and coffee-based creations and a few tasty snacks. Sorted … Read More
Hasan Minhaj Live on Campus!!
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:50pm Politics and comedy collided last Wednesday night at Bovard Auditorium. Hasan Minhaj, a senior correspondent on The Daily Show and the star of the Netflix special Homecoming King, performed a new stand-up routine to over a thousand students as a part of a speaker series meant to highlight what it means to be Asian Pacific … Read More
Front Row for Issa Rae
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:17pm Issa Rae, a Golden Globe nominee and web/television creator, came to speak on campus last Tuesday night! Hosted by Graduate Student Government (GSG), Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment, Speakers Committee, Black Student Assembly, Center for Empowered Learning Development and Technology, Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, and Center for Feminist Research, Issa Rae and … Read More
Celebrating International Student Appreciation Week
Posted: February 11, 2018, 11:53pm Last week, USC’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) hosted its first International Student Appreciation Week across both the University Park Campus and the Health Sciences Campus! After noticing that most international students were having difficulty finding resources (housing, legal, health, etc.) and other students that share their backgrounds, the Vice President of Advocacy and Vice President … Read More
Alex Honnold: Pushing the Limits
Posted: February 7, 2018, 1:20pm Last week, USC Perforance Science Institute hosted another incredible speaker, climbing phenomenon Alex Honnold. He is the only person who has free-solo climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, and speed solo climbed the Yosemite Triple Crown (Mount Watkins, The Nose, and Half Dome’s Northwest face). At only 32, he’s a legitimate extreme sports star, … Read More