Meet Natalie

Computer Science Business Administration
Class of ’19


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Hi! Iโ€™m Bethany, Iโ€™m a senior studying Biomedical Engineering and am from Fresno, California (or what I like to call, FresYes, CA!). On campus, one of my favorite involvements is Corpus Callosum, a design team where we make cool art projects that incorporate engineering.ย ย After class, I like to get some studying in while working as a library assistant at USCโ€™s Business Library. I also work in a research lab where I am currently working on a project analyzing hypoxia in tumor microenvironments. Last semester I worked full time as an engineering co-op for St. Jude Medical working with pacemakers, leads, and other cardiac devices. This summer I am working at Abbott Laboratories in their hematology division! Keep scrolling to check out what my #ViterbiLife is like!



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Involvements

As a member of Dr. Shenโ€™s Laboratory for Integrative Biosystems Engineering, I currently work on micro-engineered tumor models.
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Coming from a musical background, I wanted to get involved in a few ensembles here at USC. I sing first soprano in USCโ€™s Oriana Womenโ€™s ensemble and play the viola in a string ensemble.
Last semester I worked full time as a manufacturing engineering co-op for St. Jude Medical working with pacemakers, ICDs, and leads!

My Major at USC: Biomedical Engineering


My Favorite Classes
This was one of my favorite classes by far that I have taken at USC. We learned Solidworks, a 3D design software. My final project was designing an awesome coffee mug!
This seems really nerdy but OChem is one of my favorite classes I’ve taken at USC. I really like the material and the way of thinking to understand everything. I also have a bunch of friends going through the struggle with me so it makes studying way more fun!
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My Tips for You

Application Essays

Try to be genuine and don't overthink it. Just answer the questions honestly and make it something personal!

Application Extracurriculars

Talk about your favorite involvements, not just things that you think other people will be impressed by. You will be surprised what can spark conversation/make you stand out!

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Two Truths and a Lie

Can you guess which of these are true or false?
False! I am a coffee addict. Give me a good latte and a cute coffee shop and I am in the zone.
True! Oriana Women’s Choir at USC is an awesome group on campus.
True! I am taking it this semester and my entire class and professor are such amazing fun people it makes the class super enjoyable!

My Favorite Shows

  • I am a little obsessed with the British monarchy, okay I am A LOT obsessed with the British monarchy. The Royals is basically Will and Kate meets Pretty Little Liars and is amazing 10/10 would recommend.

  • Riverdale is a new show on the CW and is a little teeny but I love it! It is based off of the old school Archie Comics and is a murder mystery.