Keeping It All Balanced

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

So I am a few short hours away from #SpringBreak2017 and I have officially decided that this has been the most stress-free semester I’ve ever had. After much trial and error, I think I have figured out how exactly to structure your semester so that you have minimum stress and maximum fun. Keeping academics, extracurriculars, and your social life is difficult …

So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

I am now in week 4 (i think?) of my sixth semester at USC and time and time again I always find myself answering the question, “So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?” Well the answer to that is kind of complex and simple at the same time, so I’ll break it down for you here. I’ll start by rewinding a few …

Festies and Concerts

Bria Bria, Music 0 Comments

Junior year has proven to be a year full of music for me! After coming back from my summer abroad in Madrid, I went to Hard Summer Music Festival. Just last night I went to a Porter Robinson concert at the Shrine (across the street from USC and 5 minute walk from my sorority house). For New Year’s, I’m going …

#tbt to the #ViterbiLive Chat

Bria Bria, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

hello hello hello again! It’s the middle of November and for some reason, it’s still 80 and sunny in LA. I’m getting ready to head home for a few days next week to celebrate Thanksgiving (and Black Friday lol) with my family and friends, but I’ll be back Saturday to watch the very last home game of the season against …

Happy Homecoming!

Bria Bria, Campus Events, Trojan Spirit 0 Comments

It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year: homecoming! Homecoming at USC is little different than it was at high school. It’s still the game that all of the alums come back for and USC does a lot of events and tailgates and such for milestone reunions. It’s pretty cool to see banners that say “USC Class of 1956 …

Mi Verano en España

Bria Abroad, Bria, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hello from Spain! Well, actually from Bakersfield since I’ve been back for about a week, but you get the idea. For 7 weeks this summer I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain through the Viterbi Overseas Program! The way the program works is 30-40 USC Viterbi students all study abroad in a city in Europe. Students take two classes that count …

Why USC Was the One for Me

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

I remember two years ago when I had to make the most difficult decision of my life: where to commit for college. Not only was I looking at various scholarships and different financial aid packages, but I was also looking at different cities, different engineering programs, and ultimately different paths for my life. My parents and friends all had their …

Environmental Engineering + Nonprofits = Life

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

When thinking about my favorite classes, I have two in mind that I love: PPD 402 and CE 210L. I took CE 210L (aka Introduction to Environmental Engineering Microbiology) last semester and it was such a cool experience. In class we learned about sulfur bacteria and their role in odor control and crown corrosion in sewer pipes, and the same …

My Go-To Spots at SC

Bria Bria, Food 0 Comments

Everyone always asks me what my favorite places on campus are. Narrowing down my favorite spots to just a few is tough, but here it goes! For studying, my go-to place has to be Doheny Library. I think a lot of people overlook it because it is such a staple on our campus, but it’s so beautiful, I love it! …