Arlington Heights, Illinois
B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering
What first inspired you to study engineering?
When I was a little kid, I was obsessed with books of logic puzzles. I would spend long car rides in the back seat, flying through the pages of different scenarios and brain teasers. As I got older, this love for puzzles continued to grow as I saw real-life applications of this kind of thinking through engineering.
What was a highlight of your time at USC Viterbi?
A highlight of my time at Viterbi was participating in the Viterbi Summer Abroad in Paris. It was so amazing to get to study and live in another country for that extended period of time. My favorite outing with the class was when we went to Giverny and toured Monet’s home and gardens, it was so beautiful.
Are there any extracurricular activities or organizations you have been part of during your studies?
At USC I had a lot of great opportunities to get involved with service through Trojan Shelter, the USC Helenes, and the Catholic center. I was also an RA for two years, which was a great opportunity to get to know and mentor other students.
Tell us about the research you have been working on that made an impact on you.
I’m currently working on research on the impact of digital health interventions on the quality of care for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. I’ve really enjoyed working with Dr. Yalda Khashe and the other students in our HFES group.
What are your plans after graduation?
I’m going to be taking classes for my PDP in Operations Research Engineering at USC over the summer before starting work in the fall as a technology consultant at Protiviti in the Los Angeles office.
What is something you’ll miss most about USC?
It’s so special to get to be “next-door-neighbors” to so many of your friends while at college, and I’m going to miss bumping into people on and around campus.