Posts Categorized: Profiles

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

USC PhD Profile: Jacqueline Sheean

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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 […]

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Fellowship Boot Camp Profile: Kelly Zvobgo

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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. […]

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Fellowship Boot Camp profile: Eugene Yoon

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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 […]

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Q&A with USC PhD student Leslie Berntsen

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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USC PhD Student Profile: Marko Chavez

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Marko is a first year PhD student in the Physics program at USC Dornsife. In his first academic year, he undertook the ambitious task of applying to six external graduate research fellowships! Marko’s Research Marko’s research is primarily focused on harnessing the unique “metal-reducing” properties of the Shewanella bacteria for the construction of primitive renewable […]

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USC PhD Student Profile: Chris Warren

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Chris is a PhD student with the Keck Department of Preventative Medicine in his third year of the Health Behavior Research Program. He is a USC Provost’s Predoctoral Fellow and recent recipient of a NRSA F31 award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Chris’ Research Chris’ background is in cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychology. […]