Alumnus Jaren Lewison, star of ‘Never Have I Ever,’ to deliver 2024 USC Dornsife commencement address
Jaren Lewison

Lewison, who portrayed Ben Gross in the popular Netflix series while studying psychology, will speak during the College’s graduation ceremonies — and receive the USC Dornsife Distinguished Alumni Medallion — on May 10.

New Dynamic Duo? AI and People Skills Are Changing Business
Nan Jia

“If [the human touch] works alone, it’s going to be less effective than when it is coupled with this highly valid content provided by AI. Both are indispensable.”

As a Nonprofit Executive Director, Graduate Alum Amplifies Black Voices in Entertainment
Jenean Glover

“I think in every aspect of my life, it has been about helping folks create their narrative.”

More Help, Less Waste: Alum Develops Popular Compost Service
USC IYA student, Ben Wan in front of composting buckets

“I just absolutely loved this idea that we could create a society that wasn’t consuming so much and then having an end of life for product or energy, but more creating a more circular system.”

Eye on AI
Headshot of Jonathan Choi, USC Gould Professor
Professor Jonathan Choi looks into impact of artificial intelligence on the law.

“I hope to bring the same sensitivity and understanding of students’ needs to my own teaching…Our students are hard-working, talented and have a professional mindset. And the faculty is world-class.”

How the One Bicycle Foundation helps orphans around the world get to school
USC Student on bicycle at USC Health Sciences campus
Sebouh J. Bazikian ’24, a student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was in high school when he started his journey into philanthropy. (Photo / Damon Casarez)

“Running a nonprofit or being involved in philanthropy doesn’t have to be a full-time job. There are so many resources to help you get started, and even the simplest ideas can have a relatively large impact.”

Shaun Harper and Royel Johnson named Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Visionaries by the Los Angeles Times
Two USC professors side-by-side
USC University Professor Shaun Harper and Associate Professor Royel Johnson

“I am grateful that the recognition is for work I do every day in my fearless pursuit of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.”

Anita Sengupta is on a Mission to Decarbonize Aviation
USC Viterbi student, Anita Sengupta
Anita Sengupta (M.S. '00 and PhD '05), Hydroplane Ltd. Founder and CEO

“I wholeheartedly believe that the best solutions are generated through the collaboration of a diverse workforce.”

USC Price grad and Marine vet makes documentary on opioid crisis
Chaes Millsap in his marine uniform
Chase Millsap served as a Marine infantryman and Green Beret before becoming a filmmaker. (Photo / Courtesy of Chase Millsap)

“Being in Los Angeles, I thought taking that policy paper, that white paper idea, and using it visually was really compelling to me. That’s why I got into production. I want the power of film to help solve some of these big problems.”

South Korean dance star Aiki brings K-pop moves to USC Kaufman
South Korean dancer, Aiki, showing USC students her dance moves
Dancer and choreographer Aiki shows some moves to USC Kaufman students. (Photo / Valerie Chen)

“We wanted to show USC Kaufman students what kind of dance moves are considered cool, hip and trendy [in K-pop] right now.”