Student Ambassador


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Joshua Wilson

September 9, 2021

Major: Popular Music Performance (Vocal) Minor: Business Graduation year: 2024 Hometown: Missouri City, TX USC Organizations: Black Student Assembly, Alpha Lambda Delta, Student Alumni Society Hashtag to describe yourself: #CutFromADifferentCloth Favorite place on campus: USC Village Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far. Being able to collaborate musically with my classmates for our year-end… Continue reading Joshua Wilson


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Elizabeth Wei

September 9, 2021

Major: Violin Performance; Applied Computational Mathematics Graduation year: 2023 Hometown: Frisco, TX USC Organizations: Undergraduate Research, Thornton Community Engagement Program, USC Performing Arts Committee Hashtag to describe yourself: #ForeverFoodie Favorite place on campus: USC Village  Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far. My favorite USC Thornton experience has been playing in the Eastwood Scoring… Continue reading Elizabeth Wei


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Jacqueline Rasmussen

September 9, 2021

Major: Piano Performance Minor: Education and Society Graduation year: 2023 Hometown: Twin Falls, ID USC Organizations: Thornton Community Engagement Program, USC Student Symphony Orchestra, USC Transfer Student Community Hashtag to describe yourself: #creativityforcommunity Favorite place on campus: Newman Recital Hall. I had my audition there, and it was such a gorgeous hall! Describe your favorite… Continue reading Jacqueline Rasmussen


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Maria McMillan

September 9, 2021

Major: Popular Music Performance (Keyboard) Minor: Music Industry Graduation year: 2023 Hometown: Boulder, CO USC Organizations: Helenes, Troy Camp, Thornton Community Engagement, Student Worker at Grand Library Hashtag to describe yourself: #tritone Favorite place on campus: I love walking down Trousdale through the middle of campus. Doheny, Bovard and just that whole area is beautiful.… Continue reading Maria McMillan


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Aidan McIntyre

September 9, 2021

Major: Music Industry; Economics Graduation year: 2023 Hometown: Boise, ID USC Organizations: Model UN, 840 West, Journal of Music Industry Hashtag to describe yourself: #openbook Favorite place on campus: The grassy area behind Thornton. Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far. Through lessons with Professor Richard Smith, I’ve been able to push my skills… Continue reading Aidan McIntyre


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Emily Hsu

September 9, 2021

Major: Violin Performance; Business Administration Graduation year: 2024 Hometown: San Jose, CA USC Organizations: Student Symphony Orchestra of USC Hashtag to describe yourself: #resilient Favorite place on campus: The USC Village!  Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far. Although my first year at Thornton was completely online, I’ve cherished every studio class opportunity. I’m… Continue reading Emily Hsu


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Elliott Herbst

September 9, 2021

Major: Composition Graduation year: 2023 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA USC Organizations: Kazan Taiko Hashtag to describe yourself: #CalvinandHobbes Favorite place on campus: When you want to relax, you can set up a hammock between the trees at McCarthy Quad, which is nice. For a studious time, I’m one of the few people who likes Leavey… Continue reading Elliott Herbst


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Ashley Fulton

September 9, 2021

Ashley Fulton is a student ambassador and Music Production major in the Contemporary Music Division at the USC Thornton School of Music.


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Samantha Chacko

September 9, 2021

Major: Vocal Arts; Philosophy, Politics and Law Graduation year: 2024 Hometown: Dallas, TX USC Organizations: Thornton Chamber Opera, Choir, Moot Court, Phi Alpha Delta: Pre-Law Fraternity, and the Society of Women in Law Hashtag to describe yourself: #yesyourhonoriwillbesingingmyopeningstatement Favorite place on campus: Hoose Library Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far. Coming from a… Continue reading Samantha Chacko


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Sydney Ahmed

September 9, 2021

Major: Music Industry Minor: Legal Studies Graduation year: 2023 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas USC Organizations: Trojan Marching Band (Drumline), Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Alpha Delta, 840 West, USC Society of Women in Law Hashtag to describe yourself: #askmeaboutmydogs Favorite place on campus: The lawns around Thornton. Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far. My most… Continue reading Sydney Ahmed