Lacrosse Player. Megacity Researcher. Civil Engineer!

Natalie, Civil Engineering (Building Science), Class of 2014

Hi! My name is Natalie and I’m a junior from San Diego, CA studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Building Science (architecture) here at the University of Southern California.

USC has everything I could have wanted in a university, including my major program, its school pride and spirit, a great location, not to mention the perfect weather! While I looked into a number of universities in California and on the East Coast, USC became the overwhelming top choice because of its sense of community, excellence in both academics and athletics, and its undergraduate research opportunities. I love feeling as though I am a student in a small college fully integrated in a larger university. Since I’ve come to USC, I’ve become involved in many engineering organizations within Viterbi, conducted research as an undergraduate research assistant, joined the USC Women’s Lacrosse Club team and a sorority, plus a number of other student activities!

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Research Involvement

Research assistant at the USC Center on Megacities

Study Abroad Experience
I studied abroad in Madrid through the Viterbi Overseas Program

Why I Love LA
The weather is always perfectly sunny, and there are so many things to do, see, and eat that exploring the city is always exciting.

Hobbies & Interests
Lacrosse, dance, kayak, sew, cook, movies, beach, friends, football, San Diego Chargers!