Student Ambassador


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Caleb Durant (he/him)

November 22, 2022

Major(s): BM French Horn Performance Minor(s): Music Recording Class of 2024 Hometown: Fresno, CA USC Organizations: USC LDSSA (Latter-day Saint Student Association) What is your favorite place on campus and why? As a music student this is super basic, but the Ramo Lawn is a great place to relax, read a book, and slow things… Continue reading Caleb Durant (he/him)


Ankur Mukhopadhyay (he/him)

November 22, 2022

Major(s): BM Piano Performance Minor(s): Mathematics Class of 2024 Hometown: Lake Elsinore, CA USC Organizations: USC Student Symphony Orchestra, USC Concerts Committee What is your favorite place on campus and why? It would have to be McCarthy Quad because it is very calm. It is also a great place for studying. What is your go-to… Continue reading Ankur Mukhopadhyay (he/him)


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Lauren Kerner (she/her)

November 22, 2022

Major(s): BS Music Industry Minor(s): Media Economics and Entrepreneurship Class of 2025 Hometown: Short Hills, NJ USC Organizations: USC Concerts Committee, SC Outfitters, Make A Wish What is your favorite place on campus and why? Courtyard outside of Literatea because it is beautiful, relaxing, and a great place to get work done among other students.… Continue reading Lauren Kerner (she/her)


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Ajani Harris (he/him)

November 22, 2022

Major(s): BM Vocal Arts Minor(s): Music Industry Class of 2024 Hometown: Antioch, CA USC Organizations: USC Trojan Marching Band What is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is the courtyard right next to Thornton. It’s perfect for studying music, sitting before class, resting, people watching, anything really. It’s peaceful… Continue reading Ajani Harris (he/him)


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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