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Lauren Walker • Co-Chair

Lauren Walker is a junior majoring in International Relations/Global Business and double minoring in Digital Forensics and Risk Management. 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 fraternity. Lauren is from Laguna Beach, and loves visiting the beach on her free time!


Sydney Feldman • Co-Chair

Sydney is a junior 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.


Ishani Desai: • Co-Director of Academic & Professional Committee

Ishani Desai is a freshman majoring in Economics/Mathematics and minoring in Applied Analytics. Her hometown is Yorba Linda of Orange County in Southern California. Besides TSS, Ishani is the Co-Chair of the Outreach committee for Glimpse from the Globe, a publication focused on international affairs. She also volunteers weekly for her other club, Eye to Eye, at a local LA charter school, mentoring and doing arts and crafts activities with children that have learning disabilities. Ishani is a research assistant for the Lab on Non-Democratic Politics, based in the International Relations department, 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!


Arjun Aron: • Co-Director of Academic & Professional Committee

Arjun Aron is a freshman majoring in biomedical engineering with a mechanical emphasis from La Cañada Flintridge, California. In addition to his role in TSS, Arjun is also a Freshman Class Representative for the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME) and volunteers weekly at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Family Advocacy Center with the Violence Intervention Volunteers (VIV). In his free time, Arjun enjoys reading, playing guitar, and exploring LA!

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Cyrus Khandalavala • Director of Scholars Leading Scholars

Cyrus is a senior from Omaha, Nebraska. He’s double majoring in Comparative Literature and International Relations/Global Economics. Along with Scholars Leading Scholars, Cyrus leads the USC Prison Education Project and works for the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study. He is writing his senior thesis on animality in cinema.


Maxwell Chen • Co-Director of Social Committee

Maxwell Chen is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration, with a specialization in Applied Analytics. Maxwell is from Irvine, California, but originally grew up in Shanghai, China. Besides his role at TSS, Maxwell is also involved in organizations such as the USC Association for Computing Machinery. Aside from schoolwork, Maxwell also enjoys hiking, photography, and traveling all over the globe!  

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Samantha Zhang • Co-Director of Social Committee

Samantha Zhang is a freshman 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.


Bethany Baudhuin • Director of Marketing Committee

Bethany is a freshman 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 and the Trojan Food Pantry. Over the summer, she will be an Orientation Advisor for incoming students. Bethany loves pizza, a full 8 hours of sleep every night, and oil painting.