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Lauren Walker • Co-Chair

Lauren Walker is a senior majoring in International Relations/Global Business (Finance) and double minoring in Applied Computer Security and Risk Management, with a specialization in Computer and Digital Forensics. Lauren has been involved with TSS since her freshman year, serving as a committee member and then Director of Social Events for two years. In addition to TSS, Lauren is involved with Smart Women Securities, TIRP, and Delta Omicron Zeta, a professional leadership society. Lauren is from Laguna Beach, and loves visiting the beach on her free time!


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Sydney Feldman • Co-Chair

Sydney is a senior double majoring in Physics and Math. She enjoys going to the beach, trying new foods, and stargazing. At USC she is a member of the Society of Physics Students as well as Women in Science and Engineering. She participates in Science Outreach, teaching science experiments to second and third graders in the surrounding community. Sydney is also involved in undergraduate research at USC; she works in a theoretical cosmology group under Dr. Elena Pierpaoli and absolutely loves it! She is extremely passionate about scientific research, and hopes to pursue a career in academia.


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Ishani Desai: • Director of Academic & Professional Committee

Ishani Desai is a sophomore majoring in Economics/Mathematics and minoring in Applied Analytics. Her hometown is Yorba Linda, in Orange County. Besides TSS, Ishani is the Co-Chair of the Outreach committee for Glimpse from the Globe. She also volunteers weekly for Eye to Eye, doing arts and crafts activities with children that have learning disabilities. Ishani is also a research assistant studying foreign lobbying. She loves to listen to a variety of music, write in her journal, read, hang out with friends, and explore new places! This past summer, Ishani had an internship in Washington D.C., working for a tech based public affairs firm.


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Maxwell Chen • Co-Director of Social Committee

Max is a junior majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration. Max is from Irvine, California, but grew up in Shanghai, China. Besides his role at TSS, Max is also involved in organizations such as Trojan Investing Society, ACM, and CASA. Outside of class, Max also enjoys hiking, photography, and traveling!  


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Samantha Zhang • Co-Director of Social Committee

Samantha Zhang is a sophomore double majoring in International Relations/Global Economy and Applied Math. She is originally from Williamsburg, VA. Aside from TSS, Samantha is also a violinist in the Concerto Chamber Orchestra and works as a Research Assistant for the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, where she researches housing affordability in the LA promise zones. She enjoys running, listening to Broadway music, and trying new foods.


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Bethany Baudhuin • Director of Marketing Committee

Bethany is a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in Business Administration and Psychology with a minor in Performance Science. Last year, she served as the lead committee member for marketing, and is excited to serve this year as Director. Outside of TSS, she is involved with Christian Challenge, the Trojan Food Pantry, Orientation, and psychology research. Bethany loves pizza, a full 8 hours of sleep every night, and oil painting.  


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Cathleen Yang • Co-Director of Scholars Leading Scholars

Cat is a junior studying Computer Science and minoring in Professional and Managerial Communication. Outside of SLS she is also on leadership with the Society of Women Engineers, ACM and Theta Tau at USC. In her free time she likes to hike and explore new food spots!


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Anuva Mittal • Co-Director of Scholars Leading Scholars

Anuva is a junior majoring in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Outside of SLS, Anuva pursues her passion for mentorship in her involvement in Peer Health Exchange, CollegeVine, and as an SI leader. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring restaurants around LA.