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Natalie Kistler

Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2022

Kansas City, KS


Hi everyone! I’m Natalie! I’m a rising sophomore from Kansas City studying Biomedical Engineering and on a Pre-Med track. On campus, I am involved with USC’s 3D printing club, 3D4E, where my team and I made a wheelchair for a paralyzed rescue dog, Frenchie! Last summer, I traveled to Panama with Global Medical Training. We set up a health clinic and got to diagnose and treat patients under the supervision of attending doctors! I am also a proud member and officer of my social sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and a member of Spoon University, a club that promotes healthy eating and exploring the food scene of LA. When I’m not in class or studying, I enjoy running, going to Corepower Yoga, attending every sporting event possible (especially football), napping on the beach, and hitting every food festival and trendy restaurant in LA that I can. Follow my page to learn more about my #ViterbiLife!


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My Favorite LA Spots

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True! This was the only school on both of our college lists and we ended up here together! One of the best parts of college, and great for my parents!

My Involvements

  • I am a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and serve on my pledge class executive board. I have loved the greek life community and enjoyed getting to meet so many new people! For me, its been a way to make this big school feel small!

  • I am a member of 3D4E, USC’s main 3D printing organization. Last year my team and I 3D printed a wheelchair for Frenchie, a french bulldog at a local shelter with paralyzed back legs. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me!

  • This year, I am a Freshman Engineering Academy Coach. This is a 2 unit course all first year engineering students are required to take at USC. I serve as a mentor helping freshmen adjust to engineering and USC as a whole!

  • I am also involved in the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering, a professional organization at USC. This organization puts on networking events, research symposiums, and study nights! I am also involved in the mentor program.

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 My Favorite Things About USC 

  • One of my favorite things about USC is the incredible sports scene! I am a huge sports fan so this is definitely the school for me! There is nothing like walking into the Coliseum on gameday and cheering on the Trojans to victory!

  • I love being in LA because everything is at the touch of your fingers! USC’s prime location makes it easy to make a day trip to the beach or the hills for a hike! The food scene is also incredible!

  • The people! All the students here are so passionate about so many things from their work to their extracurricular activities. Being part of the trojan family has already been such a cool experience!

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My Major: Biomedical Engineering

     Why Biomedical?

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go into the medical field. While my dream has always been to be a doctor, biomedical engineering excites me because it's a way to combine my love for math and science with innovation in the medical field. I am very interested in body mechanics and hope to use my knowledge from this field to go into sports medicine or orthopedics!

 

Passion in the Classroom 

My Favorite Courses

While this is often not a student’s favorite class, it has been one of my favorite at USC so far! Math is my favorite subject so I felt motivated to learn the material and enjoyed myself in the process, despite the difficulty!