Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement


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The mission of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Office of Admission & Student Engagement (VASE) is to support the lifecycle of all Viterbi students (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and executive education). Our office is here to provide exceptional service to students from the time they are first considering the Viterbi School, to the time of completion and beyond.

The Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement office offers guidance and support for our diverse student body. Please see the links below for resources, and don’t hesitate to contact (VASE Staff Directory) if you have any questions.

The Prospective Graduate Student website provides engineers with the opportunity to explore the benefits of a graduate education at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Please visit the Current Graduate Student website for more information about services and resources for graduate engineering students.

Executive Education & the Aviation Safety & Security Program offer continuing education offerings for the professional.

The Prospective Undergraduate Student website provides high school and transfer students with information on beginning your engineering education at USC Viterbi.

The Current Undergraduate Student website contains information about services and resources for current undergraduate students.

The Viterbi Visit the Career Connections Office (VCC) for information regarding career-focused support to prepare you for internships, co-ops and full-time employment.

VASE Staff Directory
for Master’s, Doctoral & Executive Education

Kelly Goulis

Senior Associate Dean, Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement
Kelly Goulis is responsible for providing leadership for the Office of Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement; the Bachelor’s, Master’s & Doctoral students, including admissions, scholarships/fellowships, retention, and student services. She also oversees the Executive and Continuing Education efforts for the Viterbi School. Kelly loves to spend time with her family, travel, hike, cook, and ski. She also is the advisor for the USC Hellenic Student Association (HSA).

Business Affairs – Graduate Programs

USC Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | (213) 740-4488

Susanna Sahakian

Director, Department Affairs | Susanna oversees all financial aspects of the department and the front desk services. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.

Carol Malave

Budget Business Technician | Carol manages the department’s office affairs including procurement services. Carol enjoys spending time with her family and friends while camping, going to the river and Dodger games.

Jennifer Yanagi

Business Affairs Coordinator | Jennifer oversees the front desk including general inquiries, support and other office support.

Graduate Admissions

USC Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | viterbi.gradadmission@usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Graduate Recruitment – On-Campus Graduate Recruitment

USC Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | viterbi.gradprograms@usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Camillia Lee

Assistant Dean, Graduate and International Recruitment | Cami oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Ray Fujioka

Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment | Ray oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Kevin Henry

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment | Kevin manages diversity recruitment activities and programs geared for historically underrepresented populations in engineering.

William Schwerin

Director, Graduate Recruitment | William oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Jessica Stern

Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment | Jessica oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Camila Tabar

Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment | Camila oversees the graduate recruitment activities for students entering the doctoral and master’s programs on campus.

Corporate & Professional Programs – DEN@Viterbi and US Military/Veteran Recruitment | Executive Education

USC Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | DEN@Viterbi.usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Candace Teixeira

Associate Dean, Corporate Engagement & Programs | Candace oversees programming and services for corporate clients and students. This includes Career Connections; graduate program recruitment for professionals, or those interested in pursuing their engineering programs via DEN@Viterbi; as well as continuing education programs available on site, on campus, or online.

Meghan Balding

Director, Business Development | Meghan oversees business development for Corporate and Professional Programs, which includes graduate engineering programs for professionals and continuing education programs.

Karen Escobar

Program Administrator, Corporate and Professional Programs | Karen leads the administration of the ongoing continuing education, executive education and summer programs.

Erin Tanaka

Manager, Corporate Recruitment | Erin manages corporate recruitment activities, which includes DEN@Viterbi programs geared for professionals and continuing education programs.

Rachel You

Program Assistant, Corporate and Professional Programs | Rachel assists with the planning and offering of continuing and executive education programs.

 
Doctoral Student Affairs

USC Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | phd@vase.usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Jennifer Gerson

Director, Doctoral Programs | Jennifer manages doctoral programs to provide support and programming services for doctoral students, as well as provide support for academic departments. She monitors academic progress and oversees the fellowship process. Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family.

Tracy Charles

Coordinator, Doctoral Programs | Tracy oversees doctoral student accounting and fellowship payments, as well as organizes events and provides other support services to doctoral students. Tracy is an avid runner and is also involved in horse rescue.

Master’s Student Affairs

USC Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement
3650 McClintock Ave. OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | masters@vase.usc.edu | (213) 740-4488

Nora Sandoval

Senior Programs Advisor, Master’s Student Services | Nora oversees master’s student services for on campus and DEN@Viterbi students. She oversees academic and administrative services including those coordinated with central offices to provide student services for all master’s students.

Patricia Rinehart

Advisor, Master’s Student Services | Patty provides academic advisement services for the master’s students and provides dedicated services for DEN@Viterbi students. Patty likes to spend time with her family and taking long rides on the train.

Yadi Wang

Coordinator, International Student Programs | Yadi provides academic advisement services for the master’s students and helps coordinate important services for international master’s students. Yadi seems to enjoy everything life has to offer.

Juli Legat

Assistant Director, Graduate Events and Programming | Juli organizes and plans important events and programming for master’s students.

Anna Cho

Advisor, Master’s Student Services | Anna provides academic advisement services for the master’s students.