My fifth and final trip to Washington D.C. on behalf of the USC Graduate Student Government (GSG) was by far the most effective and organized hill visit I have experienced thus far. As a part of the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students’ (NAGPS) Fall Legislative Action Days, we visited the offices of five Californian congresspeople: Kamala Harris, Linda … Read More
Farewell GSG Presidency!
June 30th marked the last official day of my term as President of the Graduate Student Government (GSG). In the past couple of months, many have asked whether or not this was what I had expected heading into this role. I can concretely say that it was certainly not. When I decided to run, I knew I wanted to develop … Read More
2019 USC Trustee Retreat
Every year, the incoming and outgoing Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and Undergraduate Student Government (USG) are invited to the USC Trustee Retreat over a March weekend. Because the GSG retreat sometimes coincides with Trustee Retreat, we don’t get the chance to go. Luckily, this past weekend was free, so we were all in attendance … Read More
Adapting THRIVE for Graduate Students
This past semester, a new USC course about self-care, connection, and well-being piloted for an inaugural class of 30 students. A collaboration between Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Office of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention, and the Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, THRIVE: Foundations of Well-being covers a range of important topics: success, connection, community, thrive, time, … Read More