Meet Aarya

Mechanical Engineering
Class of ’19

Hello friends, welcome to my student page!

I’m Aarya, a senior studying Mechanical Engineering. Outside of engineering, I’m a member of the Environmental Core , the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Social Justice Learning Institute. Outside of school I like running, going to concerts, and exploring all the nifty things to do in Los Angeles.

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Environmental Core

Ecore is USC’s environmental activism group. We try to make sustainable change on campus, such as getting rid of plastic straws, adding more composting and recycling bins, and trying to get more solar energy on campus. We also go on hikes and adventures together, so it’s just a great group of tree-loving people.
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The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is a professional organization geared to supporting and empowering Hispanic engineers. This organization puts on networking, academic, and outreach events, among so many other things. Join SHPE!
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Social Justice Learning Institute

SJLI is a nonprofit in Inglewood that empowers high school boys of color through education. I’m an Academic Support Tutor, so I help high schoolers with their homework, SAT prep, and other school-related help that they might need. Also, it allows me to explore a new part of town!
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My Major: Mechanial Engineering

How did I pick my major?

When I was applying to college, I had absolutely no experience in engineering. All I knew is that I liked Calculus and the mechanics part of physics. I realized that Mechanical Engineering was the major that combined these two classes, so I applied as a Mechanical Engineering major. I have not regretted my decision ever since.

My Favorite Classes

Don’t let anyone tell you math isn’t fun. In my differential equations class, I learn about matrices, eigenvalues, and third order differential equations, as well as other snazzy math concepts. It’s beautiful to me how everything works out as if it were meant to be.

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My #ViterbiLife

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Favorite LA Spots

There is so much to do here! Whether it be cleaning up the beach, walking through the Promenade, or just hanging out at the beach, there is something for everyone. Plus there are a couple really cool hikes nearby!

My TV Obsessions

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a well-deserved classic, sprinkled with motivational life quotes and random acts of fun. I strive to live everyday as Ferris Bueller-esque as possible , minus kicking my dads’s car.

  • One of the best romantic comedies (but comedic in a weird way) that I have ever seen. It has a subtitled dog. And it’s on Netflix! What more could you want?

Favorite USC Tradition

Everyone knows that USC puts on a lot of concerts, but they also have comedy shows! Every year, there’s a Welcome Back Comedy show the Sunday before classes start and they always bring really funny comedians! I will laugh at literally anything that moves, but even my more reticent friends always enjoy this event.

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