My USC Story

The University of Southern California is more than its two campuses, more than its rich history in growing with the region, and more than its contributions to the myriad intellectual, artistic, and new enterprises that are the hallmark of Los Angeles. USC is more than 400,000 alumni, student scholars, researchers, teachers, physicians, nurses, and professional staff. Every Trojan has her or his reasons that draw them to The Trojan Family—each story unique from one another—and we are proud to share some of these USC stories with you.

She Wants To Change How We Dress And Feed The World

She Wants To Change How We Dress And Feed The World

USC master’s grad and National Guardsman serves those in need during COVID-19

USC master’s grad and National Guardsman serves those in need during COVID-19

College access scholar learns to succeed her own way

College access scholar learns to succeed her own way

This unsung hero cleans and disinfects the COVID-19 wing of USC hospital

This unsung hero cleans and disinfects the COVID-19 wing of USC hospital

A diploma six decades in the making: Former Trojan student-athlete earns degree at 85

A diploma six decades in the making: Former Trojan student-athlete earns degree at 85

Graduating senior eyes a career in marketing to bring about social change

Graduating senior eyes a career in marketing to bring about social change

As a ‘farm boy’ turned master’s graduate, Xavier Hernandez III sets an example for others

As a ‘farm boy’ turned master’s graduate, Xavier Hernandez III sets an example for others

Determination and grit helped this 59-year-old finally earn her master’s

Determination and grit helped this 59-year-old finally earn her master’s

Honoring My Father’s Memory: The Joy of Electrical Engineering

Honoring My Father’s Memory: The Joy of Electrical Engineering

USC Alum Matt Petersen Believes in a Greener L.A.

USC Alum Matt Petersen Believes in a Greener L.A.

USC social work professor shares televised advice amid coronavirus fear

USC social work professor shares televised advice amid coronavirus fear

Trojan Eduardo Ibarra helps neighbors living amid coronavirus fear

Trojan Eduardo Ibarra helps neighbors living amid coronavirus fear

One Trojan’s perspective: Life, and learning, at home during the coronavirus

One Trojan’s perspective: Life, and learning, at home during the coronavirus

Former child actor recast as an Assistant Professor at USC

Former child actor recast as an Assistant Professor at USC

Entrepreneurship lead her to a sweet path

Entrepreneurship lead her to a sweet path

GlamourGals USC chapter Shows the Beauty of Intergenerational Friendship

GlamourGals USC chapter Shows the Beauty of Intergenerational Friendship

How I Combined my Passion for Fashion and Philanthropy

How I Combined my Passion for Fashion and Philanthropy

A Coder for Social Change, Classical Violinist and USC’s First Neo Scholar

A Coder for Social Change, Classical Violinist and USC’s First Neo Scholar

How a USC student from Chicago ended up protecting sea life through science

How a USC student from Chicago ended up protecting sea life through science

Planning the perfect schedule

Planning the perfect schedule

Fearless

Fearless

Trojan Donates the Gift of Life Twice

Trojan Donates the Gift of Life Twice

“It was just one of those things where I could see myself here”

“It was just one of those things where I could see myself here”

Gerontology students making an impact

Gerontology students making an impact

USC alumn and Tuskegee Airmen became a centenarian

USC alumn and Tuskegee Airmen became a centenarian

Art in healthcare leads to empathy program

Art in healthcare leads to empathy program

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

“I try to approach all patients with kindness and respect”

“I try to approach all patients with kindness and respect”

My 12-Year Odyssey from Fine Arts to Electrical Engineering

My 12-Year Odyssey from Fine Arts to Electrical Engineering

“I’ve always been interested in the people aspect of the world”

“I’ve always been interested in the people aspect of the world”