Rugby Player. Movie-goer. Electrical Engineer!

Pedro, Electrical Engineering, Class of 2015

Hello! I’m Pedro, a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering, with hopes to apply it into imaging for MRI, at the University of Southern California. I was born and raised in Los Angeles County. I grew up 20 minutes away from USC and up until my senior year, while applying, I hated everything about what came to be my beloved academic institution. Having a sister who was about to graduate from UCLA, I was told the most biased statements. At first, applying to USC was a joke to irk my sister who was strongly invested into the rivalry. The more I joked around, the more I became interested in and researched Viterbi. I was eventually admitted but attending the university became all the more possible when I received the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which made a full ride available all through grad school at the school of my choice. Of course, I wanted to call myself a Trojan and enjoy the unique opportunity to experience both personal and academic growth.

In my first year at USC I learned that even though I was not prepared well at my high school, I was competent enough to compete with some of the brightest students in the country. It also made it far more comforting that the Viterbi School offered an environment where students collaborated; producing a friendly competitiveness that motivated all my peers and I to exceed what we thought were our limits. Once getting a grasp on the academic aspect of school, I proceeded to joining a couple organizations on campus. I joined the Rugby club team and it gave me the chance to exercise, meet great people, and have fun. I also became part of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers which offered more community within Viterbi as well as professional development. In my free time I love playing guitar, playing any sport, and being with my loved ones. This first year at USC has been the best year of my life and I am excited for what I am yet to experience as a Trojan!

If you have any questions about what it is like to be a Trojan or about myself, feel free to send me an email using the above icon. Thanks for reading and Fight On!


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 Class of 2015

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers | Latino Alumni Association Community Outreach | USC Rugby | Intramural Indoor Soccer & Basketball | Gates Millennium Scholars of USC | Norman Topping Student Aid Fund

Internship Experience

Northrop Grumman – Software Engineering Intern (2012) – Designed Radar Software.

Why I Love LA
Born and raised. There is nothing like home. Great weather, proximity of my loved ones, sports, and being at USC, in the epicenter of LA, where everything is in decent traveling distance.

Hobbies & Interests
Guitar, Soccer, Reading John Steinbeck books, Music, Quentin Tarantino films, and watching other mind-bending movies.