The University Forum

I am so fortunate to consistently work with people who have such an immense love of and passion for USC. These individuals not only have a fundamental role in continuing the best and brightest parts of the university, but they are also constantly churning out new initiatives and projects to address ongoing issues or improve the current systems and resources. … Read More

  With the launch of the Office of Wellbeing & Education came a slew of new ideas to bring about positive change within the USC student body. One of these projects is Aristotle, or Ari, a customized Virtual Wellness Assistant that can engage with students around the clock and serve as a gateway to other existing resources on our campuses. … Read More

This year, one of the most widespread and stacked committees was formed to address student health and wellness issues through implementation of policy, enforcement of established procedures, and alignment of all ongoing efforts. Co-chaired by the Vice President of Student Affairs, Associate Vice Provost of Student Health & Chief Health Officer, and the Vice Provost for Campus Wellness & Crisis … Read More

It’s Competition Season!

This academic year is finally in full swing and now we’re all headed into competition season! While entrepreneurship happens year-round at USC, there is always a cluster of innovation and business prizes up for grabs in the fall. Typically, any team that consists of at least one USC student can apply to the internal competitions. Most of them are also … Read More

A year back I wrote a post about how I was going to spend my spring break.  It didn’t really involve any travelling and I spent most of my break studying for my midterm. But this spring break, thanks to my amazing friends, we did something fun and adventurous! We rented an RV, drove to Zion National Park in Utah … Read More

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

Posted: February 7, 2018, 11:39am In the recent weeks, I found out about a new USC group within the Marshall School of Business that deals with “the science, best practices, and applied principles for high performance in any domain.” Called the Performance Science Institute, or USC PSI, the faculty and staff use neuroscience, psychology, and related research to quantify the … Read More

Girls in Tech recently organized a tour of the Google LA Office and there was no way I was missing this. I’ve not visited the Google headquarters so I was really excited about this one. We all met up near the Starbucks at Trojan Grounds on 19th at around 10:30am. It was a beautiful day. The office is located in … Read More

It’s Time…

It’s time to say goodbye to the most memorable two years I had at USC. It all started with tears of joy when I received my acceptance letter; my happiness knew no bounds. With all the excitement and nervousness of living thousands of miles away from home, I reached LA for the very first time on Dec. 25th, 2015. The first … Read More

Homecoming 2017

Posted: November 15, 2017, 7:02pm MY FAVORITE WEEK OF THE YEAR! Almost all of my best friends from undergrad came back to Los Angeles for homecoming this month. Coming from San Francisco, Austin, and St. Louis, we were all reunited to hang out with each other and support our team in beating the Wildcats. Everybody, including the locals, stayed over … Read More