My Viterbi community includes the National Society of Black Engineers, the Center for Engineering Diversity, and my friends in civil engineering. We bond over our love for architecture and hysterically staying up all night in the studio to finish projects.
What matters to me is educating people about the importance of mental health and prioritizing a healthy and happy life. This can mean baking, working out, or if I am being honest, even just watching Netflix!
Accepting others and providing support at difficult times matter to me. I believe in building a supportive and mindful community that understands and celebrates the diversity of its students and their intersectional identities.
Computer Science/Business Administration
My Viterbi community includes vibrant musicians, passionate business owners, adventurous cooks, traders, fencers, feminists, skaters… we are the “plus” in Viterbi’s “Engineering+” initiative.
Being there for friends and helping others matter to me. Helping others has become an important part of my education, and I really enjoy being able to be there for my friends.
Inclusivity at Viterbi matters to me: being able to share who I am without needing to explain myself. Only when we are truly inclusive can students feel like we truly belong, and only then can we harness a strong sense of community to pursue greater innovation.
My Viterbi community includes the professors, who set deadlines at midnight so we don’t pull all-nighters; the TAs, who sit patiently with us to root out bugs; my friends and classmates, who study together, share programming memes, and comfort each other in hard times.
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering – getting to build new things out of theory and various components – matters to me. I really love creating new projects, from inventory tracking programs to 3D simulations to radio modules. I guess you could say it feels like the best way to express myself.
Industrial Systems Engineering
My Viterbi community understands that life is much more manageable when we all work together as a team, and a lot of what I call, “Team Viterbi” has to do with our professors. I had a physics professor who always emphasized the importance of learning over grades. When I followed this advice, homework and tests became much easier.
My Viterbi community is the USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory. It is a zany group of people who achieved the goal of being the first student group to launch a rocket to space, and they are some of the smartest, hardest working people I know.
Published on February 1st, 2022
Last updated on February 1st, 2022