Meet the students who will be leading group sessions this fall.
Anna is a senior studying Industrial Systems Engineering with a minor in Business Finance. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. At USC, she is a part of the Women’s Club Basketball team and Break Through Hip Hop dance team. Last spring semester, she studied abroad in Hong Kong and was able to travel to 10 different countries. Being abroad has helped her discover her love for traveling and experiencing new cultures. Read up on how basketball has shaped Anna’s life.
Ashna is an undergraduate senior majoring in Public Policy and Development, with an emphasis in health management. She is from Tanzania and has had the opportunity to travel, as well as be a part of an International community, as she was part of an international school throughout middle school and high school. Ashna loves to learn about other people’s backgrounds and enjoys talking about food, sports and movies.
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.
Greg is a senior majoring in International Relations, with an emphasis in International Politics in Security Studies. As a member of USC’s NROTC program, he will graduate as an officer in the US Navy, where he will serve for several years. Born and raised in Northern California, Greg enjoys running, hiking, and swimming on the weekends. USC Football is known across the country but, as a student, you get to experience the traditions of Trojan Football firsthand. Greg describes the magic here!
Jennifer is an undergraduate junior 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.
Jessika is a senior majoring in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Sculpture and Critical Theory. She is from Atlanta, GA but has traveled to many cities around the world. She enjoys being exposed to cultures other than her own in order for her art practice to be informed and thus accessible to a diverse audience. She last visited Berlin, Germany which inspired her to begin learning German and train to teach English abroad after graduation. Her hobbies include reading, seeing live music, and searching for new places in the world to learn about.
Lauren is a junior undergraduate student 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 freshman 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 currently a junior 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!
Lian is a senior year double majoring in inter-national relations and East Asian languages and cultures. Hailing from the Seattle, Washington area, Lian likes to talk about her hometown area and loves discussing the different backgrounds students have. Her favorite conversation groups are ones in which everyone has a chance to speak their opinion and ask each other questions. Her favorite things include food, movies, and exploring LA. Always trying to infuse her American life with Japanese culture, Lian shares her experience in the Global East Asia Program
Nathalie is an undergraduate junior who is currently pre-med, majoring in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and hopes to get a minor in Dance. She is from Los Angeles and loves exploring new countries. She also loves classical ballet and is one of the co-directors of the USC Chamber Ballet Company. During her first semester of college she studied abroad in Paris, France and visited several countries including Italy and Romania. She really enjoyed her time abroad and loved getting the opportunity to become friends with people from entirely different cultures. She has a passion for learning foreign languages and is part of USC’s Italian Club. She speaks conversational French and Italian, and is fluent in Romanian, as half her family is from Romania. She loves getting to know new people and is very excited to hear from you! Read up on Nathalie’s study abroad semester in Paris and how she adjusted to different cultural behaviors.
Rebhi is a pre-med senior majoring in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention with a minor in Natural Science. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Rebhi enjoys spending his free time attending sporting events, traveling, hiking, sightseeing and eating a variety of different foods. During lunch or dinner time, you can almost always find him at Chipotle ordering a burrito bowl. Rebhi loves engaging in conversations and meeting new people. Hei is ecstatic to meet you all!
Stephanie is a freshman 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.
Victoria is a sophomore 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!