Imagineer. Photographer. Mechanical Engineer!

Samantha, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

Hey guys! I’m Sam, a junior from Orlando, Florida, studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Cinematic Arts here at the beautiful University of Southern California. When I first visited USC as a participant in the Explore USC program, I fell in love with the unmistakable sense of Trojan Pride, the overwhelming atmosphere of happiness, and the distinctive passion amongst both faculty and students for learning and exploring various disciplines. Making the decision to move all the way to California for college was not easy, but there is not a day that goes by where I am not thankful I made that leap!

Throughout my life, I have exhibited a love of math, science, and problem-­‐solving, leading me to major in Engineering. At the same time, my passion for art, music, and the humanities lead me to look for a University where I would be able to supplement my Engineering curriculum with classes from these other fields. One of the things I love about Viterbi is that I’m not only allowed to pursue all of these interests, but I’m encouraged to do so. The fact that Viterbi offers me this balance between my technical and creative sides, and inspires all of its students to pursue any or all of their interests, sets it apart from other Engineering programs and makes it a truly special place.

My experience thus far in Viterbi has not only met my high expectations, but has exceeded them. In my short time here, I have already started to participate in Undergraduate Research and have secured a summer internship for the Engineering division of the Walt Disney Company! Beyond this, I have been able to get involved in various student organizations, through which I have met an extremely diverse set of people who enrich my experiences here on a daily basis.

I am the happiest I have ever been; I absolutely love it here! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Fight On!


My Blog

My Recent Posts
Older Posts
The Archive

Admitted Student Portal

Want to learn more about Sam and life at Viterbi? Check out ViterbiLINKS just  for #ViterbiAdmit students!

Log Into ViterbiLINKS

About Me

Mechanical Engineering


 Class of 2015

Merit Research | Pi Tau Sigma (Service Chair) | Alpha Delta Pi (Live Out Chair) | Associated Trustee and Presidential Scholars (ATPS) | Hillel (Shabbat Chair) | DKA (Professional Cinema Fraternity – Parliamentarian) | USC Volunteer Center (Community Partners Committee) 

Internship Experience

Walt Disney Company

Why I Love LA
It has a lively culture that makes it a really fun and interesting place to live. There is always something to do, whether it’s trying a new restaurant, hiking to the Hollywood sign, swimming at the beach, or going to a concert.

Hobbies & Interests
Travelling, Photography, Music, Baking, Trojan Football!