Meet the students who will be leading group sessions this fall semester.
Alicia has a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clark University. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Educational Counseling within Rossier School of Education. She has spent several years working in the field of Education. She spent three years living and teaching ESL in Taipei, Taiwan. She also coaches a special needs swim team at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. When she is not working, she loves reading, traveling, watching movies, and exercising.
Dimitris is an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing at USC. On the side, he indulges in film production, music composition, piano performance, and directing theatre. Dimitri has acquired a diverse teaching background, which includes two years of teaching K-12 Music and Theatre at Adelphia Classical Academy, private piano lessons, Greek school, Greek immersion camp, and acting lessons. His highest values are in great conversation, friendship, and family. Read up on Dimitri’s take on Rupi Kaur’s book of poems Milk and Honey.
Eamon is a senior studying Biological Sciences with a minor in Linguistics. He is from Boulder, Colorado and enjoys running, reading, and watching TV. Eamon is obsessed with art and can be found at an art museum most weekends. Eamon has been learning Spanish since high school and is continuing it here at USC. He is also slowly learning Mandarin Chinese.
Iric is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering. His career inspiration from a very young age was on-screen robotics like Iron-Man and Gundam. He hopes to work in the aerospace industry, as that industry resembles what he wants to strive for the most. He likes to play tennis, play video games, and watch movies in his spare time.
Jennifer is a rising senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education and Society & Public Policy and Law. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jennier had the opportunity to learn, flourish, and prosper as a first-generation college student within the greatly diverse inner cities of LA. Currently, she dedicates most of her time to her favorite service organizations: Asian American Tutorial Project (AATP) and CircleK International. In the future, she hopes to either teach students in lower socio-economical communities and help balance out the opportunity gap within different socio-economical communities through law and policy, or focus and strengthen her knowledge in psychology, mainly on Social and Developmental Psychology. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending her time hanging out with friends, sketching and painting, hiking, and meeting new people.
Lauren is a rising senior majoring in Cultural Anthropology and minoring in Environmental Studies. She grew up in Chicago, but moved to Huntington Beach during high school. Last year, she lived in Paris where she enjoyed traveling and learning new languages and cultures. She speaks French and some Italian. In her free time, she likes exploring LA, listening to music, reading, visiting museums, cooking new recipes, watching the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks games, and playing piano. She is excited to meet international students! Lauren shares here family traditions and some of the history of Mardi Gras here!
Michael is a rising sophomore majoring in Jazz Studies at the Thornton School of Music. He lived in Fresno, California until moving to L.A. for college. In his free time, he can be found practicing the trombone, or playing video games. Michael has traveled all around North America, and he loves getting to know new people, listening to stories, and being a friend to others. He highly values friendship, and he can’t wait to meet you!
Minah is a rising senior majoring in Global Health and working towards obtaining a MPH/J.D. dual degree. She is from the San Fernando Valley and loves to camp, hike, and read random Wikipedia facts. She speaks Korean and is learning how to speak Spanish. She loves conversations and is excited to befriend international students! Read up on Minah’s experiences with Daylight Savings Time from her time on both the East and West Coasts!
Sasha is a senior, majoring in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies and minoring in Psychology and Law. She hopes to become a physician and make a difference in public health. Sasha likes to draw and go camping when she has spare time.
Stephanie is a rising sophomore studying Economics, and a member of Thematic Options. She is from San Diego, California, and enjoys music of a large variety, reading, and watching various TV shows. Stephanie has always had an interest in languages and cultures, and is slowly learning Korean and Japanese. Stephanie thoroughly enjoys traveling, and looks forward to opportunities to travel abroad later in her educational career. She loves talking to people and learning about other people’s backgrounds as well as discussing a wide variety of topics.
Tahrima is a pre-med freshman studying International Relations. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but has spent most of her summers in various countries, including Bangladesh, Canada, Dubai, Germany and England. She loves running, painting, baking, and trying new foods. Tahrima speaks English, Bangla, and some Spanish, and can read and write Arabic. As someone who is learning a new language and has visited different countries of the world, she knows how difficult it is to communicate when you don’t know the native language. She has been working with international students for four years, and is excited to help other students settle into life in the United States.
Victoria is a rising junior majoring in Physics/Computer Science and minoring in Environmental Studies. She was born and raised in West Covina, California and loves to be outdoors. She also knows how to speak Spanish and enjoys listening to music from different cultures. Victoria is always up for an adventure and loves to meet new people!