Meet Naish

Aerospace Engineering
Class of ’18

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Hey there, welcome to my student page! I’m Naish, a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering from Colorado Springs, Colorado. On campus, I’m the President of SC AIAA, a Professional Aerospace Organization, play Club Tennis, and am in a Social Fraternity TKE! In addition, I’m working at The Boeing Company on 787-10 Flight Testing! While my Colorado roots stay strong during the winter, I still thrive in Los Angeles through going on trips to Mammoth. Two summers prior, I was studying abroad in Madrid, Spain with the Viterbi Summer Overseas Program! I also really enjoy finding local food trucks that have a huge variety of options, and also checking out local sports venues like the Staples Center at LA Live to watch the Kings or Lakers.

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I’ve interned at The Boeing Company two summers ago in the Flight Sciences High Speed Aerodynamics group! I was working on fuel mileage, or the MPG’s of airplanes. My internship experience culminated in delivering a brand new 787-8 Dreamliner to an airline customer in Singapore and then presenting a report to the airline! I’ll be returning this summer to work on 787-10 Flight Test Engineering.
As President of SC AIAA, I have the opportunity to help connect students in aerospace – related majors at USC to career events, resume reviews, and also with helpful tips and advice on increasing their chances of getting that dream job or internship! Not only does the responsibility offer the chance for students to gain a better understanding of their major, it’s also a great way to give back to a school that’s given me so much.
Captaining the Club Tennis team is awesome! We have a couple of practices a week, and there are students from all over the world who play on the team. Last year, we placed 5th at the National Championship in North Carolina and are going to Orlando next year for Nationals!

My Major at USC: Aerospace Engineering

My Favorite Classes!
In Basic Flight Mechanics, I get to learn about how aircraft fly, and what makes them perform differently. Also, we get to perform our own conceptual design process throughout the last months of the class!
Mechoptronics I is usually a class that’s dreaded among engineering students at USC because of its difficulty, but I’ve actually really enjoyed it! We’ve learned about filters, linear circuits, and will be going through shock wave propagation and wind tunnel testing next semester!
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Application Essays

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True! I love them with hummus
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TV is Tight

  • Westworld is just another of HBO’s rise to fame TV series of late! I highly recommend checking it out.

  • House of Cards was the first TV show that I actually really enjoyed, and watched all the way through. I got my dad hooked on it as well!

  • Trailer Park Boys is unequivocally one of the most hilarious shows of all time. It is, of course, a pretty absurd show set in a Canadian trailer park.