Posts By: Briana Calleros

Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto is a fifth-year PhD Candidate at the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Panel Recap

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

The Graduate School hosted a Research and Fellowships Week panel on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship program. Current USC NSF PhD students and Graduate School staff offered this advice on why and how apply for this prestigious fellowship: Illustrate in your application an interdisciplinary approach to your research.   Remember the NSF […]

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters is an etching by the Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya.

USC PhD Profile: Jacqueline Sheean

Posted by & filed under Fellows, Profiles, Uncategorized.

Understanding the Madness Within On All Hallows’ Eve, people delight in the ghouls and goblins that go bump in the night. We squeal and giggle over the prospect of external terrors that our minds remind us are only fantasies – we are safe. But what happens when the mind itself turns on us and the […]

zvobgo, kelly

Fellowship Boot Camp Profile: Kelly Zvobgo

Posted by & filed under Fellows, Profiles.

Fellowship Boot Camp 2016 runs August 2 – August 12. Boot Camp is an opportunity for students to maximize the impact of their fellowship application. The following is a brief profile of a Boot Camp participant, Kelly Zvobgo. PhD, Political Science and International Relations Research objective: I’m interested in human rights, specifically human rights instruments. […]

IMG_8279

Fellowship Boot Camp profile: Eugene Yoon

Posted by & filed under Profiles.

Fellowship Boot Camp 2016 runs August 2 – August 12. Boot Camp is an opportunity for students to maximize the impact of their fellowship application. The following is a brief profile of a Boot Camp participant, Eugene Yoon. MAJOR: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Retinal prosthesis implants, which means that there’s a device that will […]

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 5.08.14 PM

Pics from the USC Annenberg Fellowship Symposium!

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

  On April 21st, 2016, the USC Graduate School hosted the eighth annual USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship Research & Creative Project Symposium. Students from Annenberg, Viterbi, and Cinematic Arts all came together to showcase their research for all to see! Check out some of the photos from this awesome event and remember to join us […]

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 4.22.15 PM

Q&A with USC PhD student Leslie Berntsen

Posted by & filed under Fellows, Profiles.

Leslie Berntsen, a USC PhD candidate specializing in brain and cognitive science in the Department of Psychology, won the 2016 Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award! She’s about to start her fourth year teaching a class called Psychological Science & Society to high school students enrolled in USC Summer Programs. She’s also serving her second year as the Chair of the CET […]

USC PhD Profile: Fei Fang

Posted by & filed under Fellows, Profiles, Uncategorized.

Fei Fang, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering, successfully defended her thesis this month and is about to accept a tenure-track Faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University! We caught up with Fei to congratulate her and do a short Q&A. Did you hold any Fellowships while […]

Leah Aldridge, Graduate Student Advocate for Fellowships

Meet Graduate Student Advocate for Fellowships: Leah Aldridge

Posted by & filed under Fellows, Professionalization, Profiles, Uncategorized.

In addition to being the Graduate Student Advocate for Fellowships, Leah is a USC School of Cinematic Arts PhD candidate. The focus of her research examines the international circulation of black cinematic images. Specifically she investigates the historical and industrial determinants that trigger Hollywood black film production cycles and analyzes their consumption abroad. Leah’s Role at the Graduate School […]

Darshana Mini, first year PhD student at USC

USC PhD Student Profile: Darshana Mini

Posted by & filed under Fellows, Professionalization, Profiles.

Darshana Mini is a first year PhD student with the Cinema and Media Studies Division at the School of Cinematic Arts. She is an Annenberg Fellow and a recipient of the National level Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) awarded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Darshana is involved on campus as the Graduate Programme […]