Student Group Leaders

Meet the students who lead our Conversation Group, Book Club, and Writing Lab sessions! You can see them on Zoom or chat on Slack!


Social Media Assistant & She will return to lead groups Fall 2021!

Anahi is a Political Science major and a French minor. She is a junior and is from El Paso, Texas. She is currently involved with Trojan Herstory as a Content Creator and is an active member of Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law organization. Anahi is a transfer student and prior to attending USC she attended Florida Atlantic University. Anahi is dedicated to political organizing and has been a part of various organizations such as Students for Bernie and the Florida Immigrant Coalition. She is also passionate about learning about other cultures and countries, and hopes to study abroad at some point during her academic career. In her free time Anahi enjoys yoga, reading, and musical theatre.

Connect on the Slack channel: #alioffice-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader

Chelsea is a junior majoring in Business Administration. She grew up in the Bay Area before moving to Southern California for college. As a member of the Exchange Students Supporters club, she enjoys helping International students develop their English language skills in both conversation and writing. In her free time, she loves listening to new music and catching the sunset at the beach. She is excited to be working with all the students at ALI and can’t wait to meet them!

Connect on the Slack channel: #chelsea-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader/ Book Club Leader/ Writing Labs Leader

Connor is a senior majoring in History and Italian at the
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Born and raised in
California, in Los Angeles and the SF Bay Area, he has long been
interested in experiencing diverse cultures and learning new
languages. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Italian, drawn to
both by his love of history and cuisine. He enjoys adventuring in both the urban and natural landscapes of California, as well as playing and listening to music, and is always happy to recommend the best taco spot to eat at, beach to walk along, or album to listen to. He is a huge sports fan and loves to chat about everything from the Lakers to soccer.

Connect on the Slack channel: #connor-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader

Jackie is a senior majoring in Biology. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he first attended Pacific University his freshman year, then transferred to USC his sophomore year. He’s worked as a uSC at ALI for the past 2 years and has also served as a mentor in the uSC/ITA program. He has also worked as a math instructor for USC’s Upward Bound program, teaching algebra to low-income high school students. Some things he enjoys are science, politics, music, and learning something new everyday

Connect on the Slack channel: #jackie-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader/ Book Club Leader

Jacqueline is a freshman majoring in biological sciences. She is from Torrance, California and speaks a little bit of Mandarin and Cantonese from high school and from her culture. Outside of school, Jacqueline likes to hang out with other humans and write. She is thankful to study in LA, around inspired people following their dreams.

Connect on the Slack channel: #jacqueline-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader/ Book Club Leader (substitute) / Writing Labs Leader (substitute)

Josie is an Administration and Intelligence & Cyber Operations major, with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She is an incoming sophomore from Denver, Colorado. As a volunteer tax preparer, she loves helping other people while also being able to learn from them. In her free time, she loves playing with her dogs, visiting animal sanctuaries, and meeting new people. Josie is very excited to work with all of you!

Connect on the Slack channel: #josie-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader/ Book Club Leader/ Writing Labs Leader

Natalie is a Philosophy, Politics, and Law major with a Spanish minor and plans to pursue a career in criminal or immigration law.  She is a junior from Cleveland, OH and is a Presidential Scholar studying in Thematic Option. Natalie is an active member of Phi Alpha Delta (Director of Professionalism), Trojan Scholars Society, USC Model UN, QuestBridge Scholars (University Relations Chair), Spanglish tutoring program, and Grupo Folklórico de USC. Growing up she was dedicated to theatre, including studying and performing at Cleveland Play House. She is a volunteer camp counselor with Mi Pueblo Culture Camp in Cleveland. Since arriving in Los Angeles she has enjoyed volunteering with Angel City Pit Bulls animal shelter and in her free time enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and learning to play the acoustic guitar!

Connect on the Slack channel: #natalie-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader

Richard is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Health Care Studies. Growing up in France and arriving to the United States in his early teen years, he understands very well the hardships of immersing yourself in a new culture with a new language and new customs. He interacted with multiple immigrant communities both in the US and in France and developed efficient methods of discovering new cultures comprehensively. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, working out, learning new languages, and reading books. He is eager to meet you and share his experiences!

Connect on the Slack channel: #richard-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader

Tahrima is a senior studying Neuroscience and Health Policy. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas before moving to LA for college. She speaks English, Bangla, and Spanish, and can read and write in Arabic (which she is currently learning!). Tahrima loves learning languages as well as teaching them, and is so excited to work with ALI students. In her free time, Tahrima likes reading, writing, painting, and hiking. Tahrima loves to meet new people and talk about almost anything from current events to sharing each other’s experiences, and she is so excited to meet you!

Connect on the Slack channel: #tahrima-cg-summer2021


Conversation Group Leader who will return Fall 2021!

Tanya is a junior studying Business Administration. She is from Southern California and enjoys taking advantage of the SoCal beaches. After teaching Mandarin to kids in underprivileged communities, she realized she had a strong passion for social work. On campus, she is involved with LA Community Impact and a Marshall Research Assistant. In her free time she enjoys watching film analysis videos, designing graphics, and playing with her dog, Mochi.