Vivyan Lin

Major: Piano Performance

Minor: Natural Science

Graduation year: 2022

Hometown: San Marino, CA

USC Organizations: Sirens Acapella, AED, Science Outreach, Brain and Creativity Institute Research Assistant

Hashtag to describe yourself: #especiallydessert

Favorite place on campus: Doheny Memorial Library.

Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far.

My favorite USC Thornton experience has been being able to attend so many concerts and hear such wonderful music. Being able to go to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and see so many of my talented friends perform was such an amazing experience.

What was your favorite USC GE class?

Writing 340: Natural Sciences.

What is your favorite thing about being in Los Angeles?

I’ve been in Los Angeles my entire life, but I feel like there is still so much to explore. I love trying new restaurants, especially in Little Tokyo or KTown.

What is something you wish you knew when you were applying to college?

If you are deciding between two schools, choose the school where you feel like you will fit in the most and feel the most comfortable growing and learning.

What is your favorite thing about being a student at the Thornton School?

The classes I have taken have been incredibly enriching. The faculty at the Thornton School really do everything they can to help each student thrive and excel.

Why did you choose the Thornton School? 

I chose the Thornton School because of the location, and because of Professor Daniel Pollack. I have been a huge fan of Professor Pollack and having the opportunity to study with him was something I could not pass up. I am so glad I chose the Thornton School. Every class I’ve taken has been so informative and has helped further build my career as a musician.