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Alex Rennie

Industrial and Systems Engineering, Class of 2022

Palos Verdes, California 

Hello everyone! My name is Alex and I’m a freshman from Palos Verdes, California studying industrial and systems engineering. On campus I have been involved in the Residential Housing Association (RHA)  as the eco rep for Parkside Residential Community my freshman year and the Wrigley Institute Ambassadors, a group dedicated to bringing awareness about sustainability on USC’s campus. Additionally I am a USC Spirit Leader!  If I’m not on the sideline of one our amazing sport teams games, I’m either hammocking, cooking, or looking for the best boba shop in LA. Read on to find out more about my #ViterbiLife and as always Fight On!

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My Favorite LA Spots

2 Truths, 1 Lie

True! When I was 18 I developed an SVT and my heart would beat up to 250 beats per minute

My Involvements

  • I am proud to be a USC Spiritleader this year. I love getting to cheer on our trojan athletes in sports varying from football to waterpolo

  • I am a member of the social sorority Alpha Delta Pi . A sorority is a fantastic way to meet amazing new people and form lifelong bonds.

  • The Wrigley Institute of Sustainability is our island campus on Catalina Island. They are on the forefront of research to help make the world a greener place.

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 My Favorite Things About USC 

  • I personally love USC football and that is one of the biggest reasons I became a USC spirit leader. Gamedays look a little different for me than most students at USC but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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My Major: Chemical Engineering

     Why Chemical Engineering?

As the daughter of the medical director of the Channel Island National Park, the environment has always been really important to me. This passion sparked my interest in sustainable energy and desire to help create a greener world. USC is the perfect place for me to pursue this goal through my emphasis in sustainable energy in the chemical engineering department.

Innovation  in Sustainability


  • Transparent solar cells that could turn windows into a way to generate energy

  • This leather like material is actually made of mushrooms!

  • This company is dedicated using scientific innovations to clean up the great plastic gyre in the pacific ocean!

Passion in the Classroom 

My Favorite Courses

This is a class in the Kauffman school of dance taught by Dr. Margo Aposotolos. She uses her knowledge of dance to teach how ideas and concepts in dance can be connected to all majors. While taking this class I even did a report on the physics behind certain dance moves.