Bay Area girl. Biomedical Engineer. Food connoisseur

Archana, Biomedical Engineer, Class of 2016

 Hey guys! My name is Archana and I’m a sophomore Biomedical Engineering Major. I’m from San Jose, California, which is about an hour away from San Francisco.

Being a Bay Area girl, I was interested in seeing how the LA life differed from NorCal life and I have to say, I love it. My sister went to UCLA and I’m so glad that I didn’t. I love everything about this school: the amazing weather, the beautiful campus, the prestigious academics, the wonderful people, and, of course, the large and diverse student body. I am constantly impressed by the variety of people found around the school all the time. Even simply living in a dorm on campus has caused me to meet awesome, talented people who are studying unique subjects.

As a sophomore, I feel as though I am at home at USC. I’ve tried out a bunch of new things that I’m really excited about, and I look forward to expanding my horizons even more as a USC student. I know, for sure, that there will be so many more opportunities available to me at this school. School is always a challenge, but it’s really easy to not only participate in extracurricular activities, but also to just have fun with your friends.

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About Me

Biomedical Engineering


 Class of 2016

Joint Education ProjectSociety of Women Engineers | Southern California Indian Association

Research Experience
Intern at UC Davis Nephrology Lab

Why I Love LA
When I am able to get off campus, I love to take advantage of the 24/7 wonderful weather by going to Santa Monica, where I can de-stress on the beach or with some retail therapy. I’ve also found it pretty fun to explore other cultures by going to places like Chinatown or Little Tokyo. It’s so easy to access these places with the metro and the bus. 

Hobbies & Interests
Going to the beach, watching TV, eating food, and hiking!