Student Group Leaders

Meet the students who lead our Conversation Group, Book Club, and Writing Lab sessions!

ANAHI

Conversation Group Leader/Writing Labs Leader

Anahi is a Political Science major and a French minor. She is a sophomore 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.

CHELSEA

UPCOMING! Conversation Group Leader/Book Club Leader/Writing Labs Leader

Chelsea is a sophomore 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!

IRIC

Conversation Group Leader

Iric is a senior 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.

CONNOR

Conversation Group Leader

Connor is a junior 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.

MICHAEL

Conversation Group Leader/Book Club Leader

Michael is a senior 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!

NATALIE

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 sophomore 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!

RICHARD

Conversation Group Leader

Richard is a junior 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!

STEPHANIE

Conversation Group Leader/Book Club Leader/Writing Labs Leader

Stephanie is a senior 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

TANYA

Conversation Group Leader

Tanya is a sophomore 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.

VERONICA

Conversation Group Leader/Book Club Leader/Writing Labs Leader

Veronica is a senior majoring in International Relations. She was born in Tyler, Texas, and  raised in São Paulo, Brazil. Before transferring to USC, she attended Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas, where she was a part of the school’s world-renowned dance team, the Kilgore College Rangerettes. She loves to listen to music, watch Forensic Files, learn about different countries and their cultures, and is proficient in Portuguese and Spanish. She is very excited to meet all the students at ALI and wishes them the best in their time at USC!