Student Group Leaders

Meet the students who lead our Conversation Group Sessions!

CHRISTINA

Conversation Group Leader

Christina is a junior at USC, majoring in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Consumer Behavior, with an expected graduation date of December 2025. Christina’s passion for exploring cultures took her to Paris for her freshman year, enriching her perspective and fueling her love for travel. Her academic pursuits are complemented by a vibrant involvement in extracurricular activities at USC, where she actively contributes to the campus community. At USC, Christina serves as the President of the Korean American Student Association, where she plays a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community and cultural awareness among students. Her leadership and organizational skills shine through in this role, as she orchestrates events and initiatives that celebrate Korean heritage and promote inclusivity. Christina enjoys exploring new cafes, indulging in her passion for good food, and staying active with yoga and pilates. In her downtime, she can be found playing video games, diving into a good book, or catching the latest movie. Christina’s dynamic lifestyle and varied interests reflect her spirited approach to life and learning. Always ready for an adventure, she cherishes the opportunity to meet new people and gain different perspectives through her travels and everyday interactions.

DREYA

Conversation Group Leader

Andreya is a sophomore that is currently majoring in KSM: Global Health, B.S. She is currently involved in the USC’s Thematic Option Honors Program, that focuses on extensive reading and writing on topics that are unique to USC’s reading and writing curriculum. She is also part of the Masters Progressive Degree and plans to master in Health Administration. Graduating in 2025 Andreya has dreams of traveling the world and doing her post-back at Columbia University. With a gap year in between she plans to go to abroad for Medical School. Raised in Southern California her whole life, Andreya has been in love with USC’s campus since he was young girl. So being here is a dream come true for her. With the enthusiastic and loving personality that she has. It is evident that Andreya wants nothing but for those around her to succeed.

FRANK

Conversation Group Leader

Frank is a junior at USC, majoring in Narrative Studies. Frank is from Nashville, Tennessee. He’s a big fan of the outdoors, and enjoys hiking, as well as exploring nature trails. In his free time, he volunteers at Trojan Shelter, which is an organization to help disadvantaged college students, and assists in making short films with his friends. He also likes creative writing, particularly screenplays and short stories. Frank’s favorite part of USC is the community. The many ways in which USC helps its students to get involved in uplifting each others’ experiences allows for so many opportunities to connect with new people. He’s met many amazing friends during his time here, and hopes to provide a safe and supportive experience for all students and faculty alike.

GINA

Conversation Group Leader

Hailing from Biloxi, Mississippi, Gina is a senior at USC pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Russian. She is also an Air Force ROTC cadet and, upon graduation, will commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. With interests in storytelling and cultural exchange, she is working towards becoming a polyglot and, in addition to military service, hopes to pursue a photojournalism career that will allow her to travel and engage with communities around the world. She speaks English, Vietnamese, and Russian and is studying Spanish and Korean. In her spare time, Gina enjoys spending time at the beach, hammocking in McCarthy Quad, and painting with her friends.

MATTHEW

Conversation Group Leader

Matthew is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration at the University of Southern California. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Matthew has always been passionate about entrepreneurship and finding innovative ways to solve real-world problems. USC has provided him with the perfect platform to delve deeper into his passion, as it offers a diverse and engaging academic environment that nurtures creativity and critical thinking. What he enjoys most about being at USC is the vibrant campus life and the opportunity to connect with people from various backgrounds. When free from studies and work commitments, Matthew loves to lap swim, assist on film sets, read fiction books, and watch movies/shows. He is always available for a coffee chat, message him!

SARA

Conversation Group Leader

Sara is a sophomore studying Accounting, B.S. at USC, and will earn the title of the first in her family to graduate from college. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California to a Salvadoran father and mother, Sara has been exposed to varieties of cultures, knowledge, and worldly perspectives by living in a diverse, interconnected, and metropolitan area, such as LA. Some extracurricular activities she participates in at USC are the USC Marching Band (oh yay!), the Marshall Entertainment Association, and the InterVarsity Trojan Christian Fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys watching soccer matches, volunteering, spending time with her furry family (she has 3 cats and 1 dog), and cooking. Some of her favorite interests are food, music, books, film, survival horror video games, travel, and so much more as she is a naturally curious person!

SINDHU

Conversation Group Leader

Sindhu is a freshman at USC, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy. Born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, she is really excited to explore the diverse cultures, perspectives, and opportunities in Los Angeles. At school, Sindhu hopes to learn from the many students, organizations, and faculty members who dedicate their time to social impact and shaping policy in their community for the better. Sindhu’s older brother is a USC alumnus, contributing to her deep love for the campus and the supportive community, as well as a desire to explore the West Coast.  She hopes to join student organizations and clubs that align with her passion for music, debate, literature, and community service. In her free time, she enjoys hammocking, trying new foods, road-tripping, playing volleyball, and hanging out with her friends!