Meet the students who will be leading group sessions this spring semester.
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!
Richard is an undergraduate freshman 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!
Sara is a current Master’s student studying Global Medicine at Keck School of Medicine. She has lived in Southern California since she was five years old. As a second generation student whose parents immigrated from Pakistan, she understands the transition from one culture to American culture and hopes to help make this transition easier for those learning English as a second language. She enjoys exploring new coffee shops, card making, art, and watching new shows and movies!
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.
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!