Student Group Leaders

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


Conversation Group Leader

Eric is a sophomore undergraduate at the USC Marshall School of Business majoring in Business Administration. He is from Los Angeles and comes from a Cambodian background. Eric is proficient in Khmer and also Spanish. Growing up in Los Angeles has introduced Eric to a multitude of different backgrounds and people. In his free time, Eric is a huge soccer (football) fan and plays on the USC Club team. He also enjoys skateboarding, hiking, and discovering new music and food. He has previous experience with tutoring and outreach and is suited to help you grow and develop as a speaker. Whatever you may need from help with homework or a casual conversation, Eric is here for you and is very excited to get to know you!


Conversation Group Leader

Jessica is a third-year student pursuing a double major in Cinema and Media Studies and Public Policy. As an aspiring filmmaker, writer, music producer, and director, she has been exploring her passion for the entertainment industry as a producer’s assistant for Palette Pictures and a member of Delta Kappa Alpha’s Professional Cinema Fraternity. At USC, she is the President of Taekwondo Club and Vice President of Public Relations of Trojan Steel. Apart from school, she has a passion for tutoring and volunteering with diverse communities, and she is excited to meet all new and active international students as a supportive and inspirational mentor! In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with sound design, filmmaking, playing the piano, drinking boba, writing, listening to music, and playing tennis.


Conversation Group Leader

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!


Conversation Group Leader

Justin is a fourth-year transfer student pursuing a Political Science major & Entrepreneurship minor. He is from Trabuco Canyon, California, and formally went to UC Merced for his first two years of university. After his undergraduate studies, he wants to pursue law school and ultimately go into sports or entertainment law. His highest aspiration is to become a sports agent like Rich Paul or Rachel Luba. At USC, Justin is heavily involved in Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, Troy Philippines, USC Dornsife Transfer Ambassadors, and the USC Sports Business Society. As well, he is also a Kaplan Student Brand Ambassador representing USC. Outside of school, Justin has a knack for thrifting, formally being a verified Depop Top Seller. He also likes to go to many concerts, watch anime, sing musical theatre, and watch football/basketball/baseball (go Chargers, Spurs, and Padres)!

Meg Gupta


Conversation Group Leader

Meg is a graduate student in the M.S in Marketing Analytics program. Prior to attending USC, she worked as a digital marketing professional in the Bay Area. She was born in India, grew up in Singapore amongst a global expatriate community, and has been based in California for the past seven years. She has had plenty of experience working and interacting with people from all over the world, and looks forward to meeting new international students and being a friendly and approachable source of support! In her free time, she loves doing yoga, going on hikes, watching reality TV shows and baking.


Conversation Group Leader & Book Club Leader & Writing Labs Leader

Natalie is pursuing a double major in Philosophy, Politics, and Law and Spanish and plans to pursue a career in criminal or immigration law.  She is a junior from Cleveland, Ohio and is a Presidential Scholar studying in Thematic Option. Natalie is an active member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, Trojan Scholars Society, USC Model UN, QuestBridge Scholars, and Gamma Phi Beta. 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!