Class of ’18
Hey I’m Maria! I’m from Orlando, Florida, and I’m studying Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Materials Science. Here at ‘SC, I’m the president of QuEST, our LGBTQ engineering organization, a Freshman Academy Coach in charge of a class of incoming students, and I work in a Composites Research Lab on campus. On my weekends, I like to get away and go camping, to the beach, or check out the food in Los Angeles! This past summer I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain taking two engineering classes on the Viterbi Overseas Program. Find at more about my #ViterbiLife below!
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Two Truths and a Lie
Can you guess which of these are true or false?
My Top LA Hikes
The Hollywood Hike is one of my all time favorites, and it’s a total crowd pleaser! If you’ve got family in town, this is a great choice and the best part is you end up behind the sign itself!
Sandstone Peak is about an hour up the Pacific Coast Highway but it’s totally worth the drive. From it’s peak (the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains) you get otherworldly views of exposed sandstone and lush greenery. Best part, it’s only 3 miles round trip!
This photo was taken in Hidden Valley at Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree is the nearest national park to USC, and it’s kind of a rite of passage to hike out into the desert and just climb huge rocks with your friends. Bring water and sunscreen, oh! and a camera for all of the insane desert views and night sky!