Commencement 2021: Stem cell master’s graduate celebrates Trojan Family from Los Angeles to Syria

When Eli Bosnoyan first set foot on the USC campus, he was a six-year-old boy from Aleppo, Syria, visiting relatives in Los Angeles during his summer vacation.

“I was with my brother,” said Bosnoyan, who is now graduating from the Read More »

May 12th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement, Keck Net Intranet|

Commencement 2021: DPT hybrid student channels superheroes to help others

Alberto Galvan, a DPT student on the Doctor of Physical Therapy hybrid pathway, grew up without a father.

Lacking a male figure to look up to, the soon-to-be graduate from the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy instead modeled himself after Read More »

May 12th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement|

Commencement 2021: Dentistry graduate looks to break the mold

Levi Powell first fell in love with dentistry as a sixth grader under the treatment of a Black orthodontist — Levi’s first encounter with a health care professional who actually looked like him.

“Seeing him operate with his office staff, seeing Read More »

May 12th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement|

Commencement 2021: A winding path led dentistry grad to her new career

It was just another morning. Allison Dietze was getting ready for a job she didn’t enjoy when she experience a sudden epiphany: She wanted to changed directions entirely and pursue a dental career.

It wasn’t a completely capricious decision, given the Read More »

May 11th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement|

Commencement 2021: Biokinesiology grad lets curiosity guide her on career in sports science

Taylor Montgomery is driven by questions.

When she was little, she would always press her mother with queries, wondering why and how the world worked. An educator herself, Montgomery’s mother always nurtured her daughter’s curiosity. When the family would go to bookstores, Read More »

May 11th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement|