Squad Captain
Class standing:
Senior
Major/Minor: Psychology/Business Law
Year on squad: Second
Hometown/High School: Yorba Linda, California—Esperanza High School (Go Aztecs!)

Other school activities: Sorority Member/Treasurer

Career goals: Law School

Person with the most influence on my life and why: My parents. They have always been there for me, believe in me, and have supported me in everything that I do. They have taught me to never give up, always try again, and live every day to the fullest. I am so grateful to have them in my life. My life would not be complete without them.

Hobbies: Favorite movies are Serendipity, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days, and The Holiday. Favorite TV shows are Friends and Grey’s Anatomy, I listen to all types of music, but love Country! I love everything and anything Italian. I also enjoy taking studio dance classes, and many outdoor activities.

I am happiest when: I am dancing or just being with family and friends. Dancing is my passion and form of self-expression. I get to have fun and be myself, there is nothing I enjoy more. I also love spending time with my family and friends. I have a huge Italian family and it is the greatest feeling to walk into the room and be with people you love just as much as they love you. Spending time just hanging out with my friends is always a great time. We don’t even need to talk to know what each other is thinking and are always there for each other.

I am most proud of: I am most proud of being a member of the USC family and being able to represent the University as a Song Girl.

Dance/Cheer experience: I started dancing at two years old. I was on my Middle School Dance Team, dance competitively with my studio, and was Captain of the Varsity Song Squad at Esperanza High School.

Best word that describes me: Enthusiastic. When I do something, I give it my all. I believe that you can do anything when you put your heart into it.

Favorite aspect of USC/Reason for attending USC: Attending USC is a dream come true. The academics are exceptional in addition to having outstanding athletic programs. The traditions at USC and the people there are amazing. Everyone goes out of their way to help. It is truly a family.

Favorite aspect of being a Song Girl: Performing onstage or at a game. The feeling that you get right before you go on and once you are out there performing as part of the squad, is the greatest in the world.

Favorite Memory on the squad so far: There have been so many wonderful memories, but my favorite memory was right before we performed for Songfeast. It was our first stage performance as the 2007 squad. We had been working so hard practicing our routines. We were standing on stage behind the curtain along with the Spirit of Troy, waiting to start, so anxious for it to begin. It was a feeling I will never forget.

Looking forward to on the squad this year: Can’t wait to march through the tunnel and onto the field in the Coliseum and see 90,000 Trojans all screaming for USC. Nothing compares to the feeling of being in the Coliseum. Fight on!

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