Danilo Beteto

Danilo Beteto

Ph.D. student, Economics

College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
“As a USC Provost’s Fellow, I’m able to concentrate on coursework for the first two years of the Ph.D. program, without having any TA or RA responsibilities. This allows me to start doing research earlier. Moreover, the fellowship provides a very competitive stipend, which is crucial when you’re living in a city like Los Angeles.”
Elizabeth Chereji

Elizabeth Chereji

Ph.D. student, Psychology

College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
“The department has allowed me to launch my own research studies on the relationship between fertility and mortality in women. Clinical training is another strength of the program at USC. I have the opportunity to work with people in the community who need psychological services.”
Vahid Keshavarzzadeh

Vahid Keshavarzzadeh

Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering

Viterbi School of Engineering
“Being selected as a USC Provost’s Fellow has allowed me to be a part of one of the finest engineering programs in the United States, work with top-notch faculty, and focus full-time on my research: mechanical characteristics of small-scale materials.”
Gabriela Mallen-Ornelas

Gabriela Mallen-Ornelas

Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering

Viterbi School of Engineering
“The USC Provost’s Fellowship has given me the rare opportunity to switch careers in mid-life and study for a second Ph.D. in an exciting and growing area. The fellowship has enabled me to spend significant time doing research - on a microfluidic multi-modality neural interface - even during my first year in the program.”
Benjamin Tully

Benjamin Tully

Ph.D. student, Marine Environmental Biology

College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
“Receiving the Provost’s Fellowship was a major factor in making my decision to attend graduate school. This fellowship has allowed me to continue my studies at a great university, advised by some of the best faculty in the field.”
Carmen West-Wright

Carmen West-Wright

Ph.D. student, Epidemiology

Keck School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine
“I have had the privilege of working with some of the top epidemiologists in the country as a USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellow, and I have been involved in researching trends in access to health care for children in immigrant families.”
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