Before the semester ended, I was lucky enough to receive a summer job here at the University of Southern California working with various summer conferences such as orientations, athletic camps, and academic seminars. Rather than returning home from college my first summer after freshman year, I opted to stay in the always busy city of Los Angeles to get to know my way around a little bit better. I’ve got to meet some fantastic people, many of which will be joining us next year in the Trojan Family!

During the year, although there are ample opportunities, there is not as much time to go sightseeing around the city when you have to keep up with classes, extracurriculars- you know the drill. However, I started a project this summer which involves me seeing at least one new place in Los Angeles every week. It’s part of my goal to get very oriented with the area! Coming from the Sacramento area, I’m at a slight disadvantage to SoCal residents when it comes to knowing my way around.

So far I have managed to see Santa Monica (& the Promenade), Venice Beach, Griffith Park (the Observatory, Greek Theatre, and the Hollywood Sign), Elysian Park, Echo Park, and LACMA. I am still planning on visiting a Dodger’s game (only so I can cheer on the Giants!), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Olvera Street, Malibu, and a couple other small areas around the city. I also managed to make a trip up to Santa Barbara to see my brother. Everywhere I go I get another chance to take out my camera and practice some photography- which I love!

Is there anything on my list that you think I am missing? Feel free to comment! I would love to visit a place I may have overlooked!



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