Salutatorian Carina Robles embraces interdisciplinary opportunities as a transfer student

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2023 Salutatorian Carina Robles, 22 , poses for a photograph in front of Doheny Memorial Library, May 3, 2023. (Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Graduating with a degree in political science and a minor in dance, Robles will be heading to Taiwan as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Carina Robles was raised with the “fight on” spirit. Not only is her grandfather a Half Century Trojan, having graduated in the 1960s, but Robles — as someone born and raised in Southern California — knew from an early age how big of an impact USC has had on the Los Angeles area and beyond. She also knew that to accomplish her personal goals she had to pursue her passions. Only one school fit the bill.

Now, she’s graduating from her dream school as one of the salutatorians for the Class of 2023.

“The entire USC community is so high achieving that I’m just so humbled by this,” said Robles, a political science major at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a dance minor at the USC Kaufman School of Dance.

In addition to her bachelor’s degree, as a progressive degree student, Robles will also graduate with a Master of Studies in Law, a business law certificate and a compliance law certificate from the USC Gould School of Law.

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