Lacrosse Player. Cheerleader. Chemical Engineer!

Sarah, Chemical Engineering (Nanotech), Class of 2016

Howdy Y’all! My name’s Sarah, and I’m a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Nanotechnology from Dallas, Texas.

During senior year, people asked why I would leave Texas to go to USC instead of the University of Texas. The first ten times I was asked this question, I began to question my decision, but the more I thought about the reasons I chose USC, the more confident I became that I belonged in Viterbi. In addition to the fantastic weather, the stellar football team, the glorious milkshakes at Ground Zero, and the prime location in downtown Los Angeles, I was amazed by the fact that USC offers undergraduates the opportunity to do research under a professor starting their freshman year, which made me instantly fell in love with USC. But USC is more than a good school in a pretty city. Throughout my first year I’ve learned that USC is a community where students are always willing to help one another. The Trojan family is alive and strong, and I could not be more proud to say that I am a member of it!

Another amazing thing about USC is the wide variety of organizations on campus. I’m currently the freshman relations and marketing officer for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, meaning I get to welcome the incoming class of Chemical Engineers both into the major and Viterbi/USC as a whole. I’m also a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Trojan Scholars society, and a social sorority. This coming fall I am going to start research studying the new method of 3D printing of polymeric and metallic parts. Ask me anything you’d like to about USC life. There’s so much more I could talk about.
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Research Assistant under Professor Ronney developing combustion-driven power generation devices on a small scale, typically in applications where batteries are currently used.

Why I Love LA
There is always something to do, the weather is always amazing, the beach is close, and the city offers so many places to explore. 

Hobbies & Interests
Reading, writing, lacrosse, cheerleading, dance, baking, beach, Texas, movies!