COVID-19 Impact at USC

Starting Friday, March 20th, all USC research will be paused aside from essential laboratory tasks. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, only select individuals from each research group are allowed to maintain lab spaces during this COVID-19 emergency. Because of these new restrictions, my labmates and I have been ending ongoing experiments and preparing to work from home. Fortunately, I … Read More

Preparing for Case Interviews: Best Place to Start?

For those of you looking to join the consulting industry this recruiting cycle, here are few resources I found particularly helpful when preparing for case interviews. Books: Many sources will point you to the classics for case prep (Marc Cosentino’s Case in Point and Victor Cheng’s Case Interview Secrets); however, I found the best books to be Taylor Warfield’s Hacking … Read More

Weekend in Big Bear

Last weekend, I drove up to Big Bear with several friends and spent two days and nights soaking in the mountain views and hitting the slopes. We were able to find a gorgeous little cabin that fit all eight of us comfortably high up in the woods. With two porches and a big living room, this Airbnb was the perfect … Read More

Effectively Communicating Science

Two weeks ago, the USC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Mentorship Program invited Dr. Sarah Mojarad to speak on improving our online presence and creating a professional persona through social media! Because I am always on the lookout to improve my online profile and strengthen my network, I stopped by to see how I could extend my research and … Read More

Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour

Last weekend, my mom and I received free tickets to Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour at The Forum!! Having grown up watching The Oprah Winfrey Show after school, I was absolutely star struck when she walked out, and so were the other 13,000 people in the stadium! I knew nothing about the event going in, so I thought it was just … Read More

Teaching High Schoolers About Centrifuges

Every semester, the Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering (LLSE) hosts lab tours for juniors and seniors from the Orthopaedic Medical Magnet High School. Supplementing their biology, chemistry, and physics classes, this Annual Medical Device Field Trip includes an introduction into tissue engineering and drug screening by Dr. Megan McCain, a full lab tour, and examples of equipment in use. For … Read More

Celebrating the Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering

Last week, the Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering (LLSE) celebrated a huge win for our faculty member, Dr. Megan McCain – the landing of an R01 grant! Known officially as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant Program, an R01 supports health-related research and development with federal funding. The NIH provides $31B to 300,000+ researchers at 2,500+ institutions … Read More

Pete Buttigieg at USC!

Two weeks ago, Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited USC and took part in a town hall hosted by the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, Fox11, and the USC Political Student Assembly! Speaking to a crowd of 1,200 students, staff, faculty, and community members, Mayor Pete broached many of his platform points and answered questions from USC students. While he … Read More

Family Trip to Universal Studios!

Take advantage of your student status to get discounts for arts and entertainment options in LA! A couple of weekends ago, I used my USC student card to purchase Universal Studios tickets for my entire extended family. Saving $45 per ticket, I was able to introduce the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to my aunts and uncles who hadn’t visited … Read More

Ali Wong at USC

Earlier this month, ALI WONG WAS ON OUR CAMPUS!! I have been lucky enough to attend one of her comedy shows; however, I was excited to hear about her personal life and experiences beyond stand-up. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Ali Wong blew up around four years ago when her Netflix special, Baby Cobra, dropped online. Throughout … Read More