One of my core groups of friends from undergrad has made it a mission to get together at least once a year. The five of us all live really far apart from one another. Right now, we’re in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Austin, and San Jose, Costa Rica. There isn’t a single overlap at all! Last year, … Read More

As a PhD student, I am lucky enough to have the flexibility to take time off that may not normally coincide with a break on the academic calendar. This year, I spent one week (out of my four vacation weeks) in Hong Kong to visit my grandfather and aunt. Although people in Hong Kong don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, we hosted a … Read More

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

Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:40pm Last week, the USC Science Policy Group held an incredible seminar focusing on the effects of science on international and domestic relations, and the importance of undergraduate and graduate students within the larger, national diplomatic efforts. People from various backgrounds – biomedical engineering, psychology, mathematics, computational biology, and more, gathered to hear from Dr. Nicholas … Read More