B.A. Liberal Studies/English
Cal Poly Pomona
M.Ed. Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs
Ed.D. Educational Leadership
University of Southern California
Bishop Mora Salesian HS, East LA Renaissance Academy, Sacred Heart HS
I am a third-generation Angeleno and have worked at USC for 15 years in a variety of capacities. I enjoy spending my free time reading as many books as possible, attending USC football games, and taking advantage of all that Los Angeles has to offer, especially live music. I love having the opportunity to show off my amazing hometown to all types of guests to the university.
I truly believe that USC has something to offer every single student by providing a unique mixture of opportunities that cannot be found everywhere. Whether students are seeking professional connections, research opportunities, top professors, a diverse campus community, fantastic weather, or all of the above, USC offers it and then some.
Try not to get too hung up on rankings and be sure to focus more on which schools will be a good fit for you and which ones will provide you with the kinds of opportunities you are seeking. The “best” college is the one where you will be happiest, not always the one with the highest ranking.
Movie: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Almost Famous
Food:Anything with cheese!
Role Model: My mom is the strongest person I know
Musical Performer: Any 80’s/90’s alternative music
Book: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries
Quote: “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher”—Pema Chödrön
B.A. Business Administration
Loyola Marymount University
Alhambra HS, Mark Keppel HS, Woodrow Wilson HS
I am a native Californian who grew up in the great city of Los Angeles. Wanting to stay close to home I attended Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where I was an active member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. After graduating I began working in corporate America. After a couple of years, I discovered I preferred working in a university setting which brought me to USC Admissions.
I am impressed by USC’s history, academic accolades and the sense of pride and community that everyone on campus shares. After visiting, I felt I was in the company of some inspiring individuals. USC is so complex and diverse; there is truly something here for everyone.
Apply early to allow yourself time to complete all requirements. We want to know what sets you apart from the next applicant. After applying it is important to check the status of your application to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
Movie: Girls Just Want to Have Fun – it’s a fun and old classic
Food: Tacos and anything chocolate
Quote: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” –Booker T. Washington
Role Model: My Mother
Musical Performer: Too many to just pick one!
Book: The Holy Bible and A Day Late and A Dollar Short by Terry McMillan
Student Services Assistant
University of Southern California
I am a native of Los Angeles, and even though my professional career has been varied, I am thrilled to now be immersed in the Admission Center’s dynamic environment. I have navigated the college admission process with my two daughters and have also returned to academia to complete a master’s degree in Liberal Studies.
Resources and opportunities for personal and academic growth at USC are remarkable. The positive energy and welcoming atmosphere on campus is palpable, and reflects the dynamism of the surrounding city of Los Angeles. Our campus is truly activated day and night with art, music, cinema screenings, student organization and club events, intramural sports, and opportunities for students to socialize and enjoy their campus and community. Academic excellence, research opportunities, diversity, cultural and global experiences, and spirited traditions provide USC students with an extraordinary foundation.
If you have the opportunity to visit our beautiful campus, please find time to speak with our tour guides and ambassadors who are current students eager to share their undergraduate experiences with you. Your territory manager is also an excellent resource throughout the application process and is the most familiar with your particular academic institution or region of the USA or world. Please bring us your questions! We want to help you discover if USC is the best fit for you.
Movie: Recent favorites- Midnight in Paris, Frances Ha, In a World, Fruitvale Station
Food: Palermo’s Special Pizza
Quote:“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” Helen Keller
Role Model: My Mother and Father have both been inspirational mentors.
Musical Performer: Any of the USC Thornton choral groups or ensembles
Book: Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw
Admission Center Staff