Industrial & Systems Engineering
Class of 2016
Portland, Oregon

The lab I’ve worked in for the past two years focuses on mathematical and computational modeling of physical and biological processes. The particular projects I’ve been involved with have mostly focused on modeling cancer cells and their movement, but I’ve also worked on modeling disease spread. My research led me to intern at Oregon Health & Science University two summers ago, where I was even able to co-author two publications.

Trojan Scholars Society (TSS) is the association of Trustee, Presidential, Stamps, and Mork Scholars at the University of Southern California. One of the largest organizations on campus, TSS serves over 2000 members, and our Executive Board plans professional, social, and philanthropic events for its members. As the co-chair of Special Events, I get the opportunity to plan unique, large-scale events, which I find really challenging and fun.

This past summer I spent two weeks abroad in Guatemala for a class I took as part of my Cultural Anthropology minor. As we traveled around Guatemala, we got to explore ancient Maya ruins, participate in modern Maya rituals, and really understand the resilience the Maya culture has shown for hundreds and hundreds of years.  It was an incredible experience and a great way to study abroad!

Hey guys! My name is Juliana Porter, and I’m an Industrial & Systems Engineering major and Cultural Anthropology minor from Portland, Oregon. I entered USC in the undeclared engineering program, and after some investigating I decided that ISE was the right major for me. On campus I’m a Freshmen Academy Coach, I’m on the Executive Board of the Trojan Scholars Society, I’m active in both the Society of Women Engineers and Delta Omicron Zeta, USC’s leadership fraternity, and I participate in on-campus research. My summer experiences include having interned as a manufacturing engineering at Eaton Aerospace in Jackson, Michigan, and spending two weeks abroad in Guatemala where I took a class as part of the USC Problems Without Passports program. I also spent a summer interning as a technology consultant at PwC.

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