Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 2021
Hi, I'm Cami and I am a junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering and minoring in Dance from Orlando, Florida! I love being involved in the arts and spend my free time dancing or painting. On campus I am part of IEEE (Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers) and the Environmental Core, a club focus on sustainability. I have had several different jobs here including TA-ing a linear algebra class, being a research assistant, and even working as orientation advisor (best job ever!). I love combining art and engineering and even got to work for Universal Creative as an engineer, so reach out if you love roller coasters or Harry Potter.
Check out what I have been up to in my recent blog posts!
Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game.
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More About Me
I am a part of IEEE which is the institute of electronics and electrical engineers. As part of the E-board I get to work closely with some of my best friends on events related to being an electrical engineer. We have a lot of fun and you can always catch us at a trivia night.
I am a member of the Environmental Core, an organization focused on sustainable living. Catch us in Queen’s courtyard weeding or planting native plants.
I created the ViterbiLife comic account, an instagram comic focused on the funny life of an engineer at USC. Feel free to DM the account if you have any suggestions or think a particular post is funny! Don’t forget to follow!
My Favorite Things About USC
My favorite USC tradition is primal scream. Basically every semester before finals there is a week of fun free activities and cool themes in the dining halls. Then one of the nights everyone goes out into McCarthy Quad in front of Leavey (one of our main libraries) and screams!
I love attending Visions and Voices event with my friends. I have gotten so many cool opportunities to experience LA culture this way. I have been to the LA Phil, seen several dance companies and hopefully am going to see the Book of Mormon in the spring.
Every Wednesday you can catch me at Tommy’s Trivia at Tommy’s Place. I am such a trivia nut and I go with my IEEE friends as we try to dominate all the other groups for free food vouchers. Its just an underground lounge filled with other trivia nuts trying to battle it out and its definitely the best part of my week.
My Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering seemed to be the most diverse and tangible major to me. I saw everything around as someway being touched by an EE from my phone to my thermostat. I wanted to be part of something that truly affects people’s lives and EE was that for me. Although my idea of building circuits and robots was transformed once I came to USC, I fell in love with the beauty and simplicity of the conceptual math side of Electrical Engineering, something that I didn’t even know existed.
Passion in my Field
Girl with a Pearl Earring – Vermeer painting analyzed with signal processing to replicate as well as connect to other Vermeer paintings
Original Edison Bulb
Ben Franklin and his famous key and kite experiment studying electricity
Passion in the Classroom
My Favorite Courses
This class totally changed my life. It was brutally hard and I definitely struggled over every assignment but it fundamentally changed how I thought about math. Plus my professor is now my research advisor and the coolest guy ever. It was also such a rewarding experience to put all that work in and be successful in the end, I can’t wait to be a TA for it next semester.