PAL Application

PAL Positions for Fall 2021

Fall 2021 PAL Application

Application Requirements:

1. PAL Application- due April 25th, 2021
2. Faculty Recommendation*
3. Fall 2021 Course Schedule (email to academics@marshall.usc.edu)

* Applicants do not need to ask faculty to submit recommendations, instead we will be reaching out to the faculty directly on the applicants' behalf. 

Questions: academics@marshall.usc.edu.

 

Meet the Peer Academic Leaders and Student Interns

Marshall Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) are academic student leaders and mentors. They help students enhance their mastery and understanding of course concepts, clarify course content, and help students improve their academic performance. PALs demonstrate a mastery of the subject material and can present a model of thinking about, organizing, and understanding course content.

Alex Tse

Alex Tse (He/him/his)

PAL for:
ECON 351

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
I'm majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Environmental Studies!

Are you involved in any student organizations?
MOVE (Marshall Outreach Volunteer Entrepreneurs), Tommy's Tours, Christian Challenge, USC Garden Club

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Tustin, CA

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Survivor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, any Food Network show (I love cooking!)

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
And Then There Were None, Tuesdays with Morrie, Harry Potter

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Anushka Saboo

Anushka Saboo

PAL for:
BUAD 311

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Computer Science and Business Administration

Are you involved in any student organizations?
The Consulting Club at USC (Co-President

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Nasik, India

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
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Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
The Palace of Illusions, The Fountainhead, Sapiens

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Blake Strzepek

Blake Strzepek

PAL for:
ECON 352

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Majors: Business Administration and Political Science

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Spikeball Team, Global Investment Society, and Trojan Investing Society

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
East Windsor, New Jersey

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
The West Wing and Ballers

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
The Joe Rogan Experience, Pardon My Take, and 2 Bears 1 Cave

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Carley Williams

Carley Williams (She/her/hers)

PAL for:
BUAD 311

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Business Administration  with minors in Consumer Behavior & Applied Analytics

Are you involved in any student organizations?
AIM consulting, sorority, camp kesem

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Salt Lake City, Utah

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Sugar Rush

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Make your Bed, The Graham Stephen Show, any cooking book!

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Emily Farshi

Emily Farshi (She/her/hers)

PAL for:
ECON 351

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
I am majoring in business administration, while completing the pre-med requirements

Are you involved in any student organizations?
I am involved in TAMID, Hillel, Chabad, WYSE, and CAP

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Los Angeles

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
I am currently binge watching Friends

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
My favorite books are Pride and Prejudice and The Book Thief. My favorite podcast is The Daily

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James Duan

James Duan (He/him/his)

PAL for:
BUAD 310

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Business Administration with Minors in Applied Analytics and Mathematical Finance

Are you involved in any student organizations?
The Consulting Club at USC and Global Investment Society

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Shanghai, China

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Attack on Titan, The Blacklist

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Blind Owl, Crime Junkie

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Jenny Back

Jenny Back (She/her/hers)

PAL for:
ECON 351

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Business Administration Major, Computer Programming Minor

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Alpha Lambda Delta

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Shanghai, China

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Parks and Recreation, Snowpiercer, Criminal Minds

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Other People's Lives; Turtles All The Way Down; Today, Explained

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Jenny Gao

Jenny Gao (She/her/hers)

PAL for:
ECON 351

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Major: BUAD Minor: Applied Analytics; Mathematical Finance

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Trojan Investment Society, Global Investing Society, Chinese American Student Association

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Vancouver, BC and Shanghai, China

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Gossip Girls, The Office, Gilmore Girls

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

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John McCubbin

John McCubbin (He/him/his)

PAL for:
BUAD 306

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Majoring in BUAD and ACCT

Are you involved in any student organizations?
RISE Consulting

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Los Angeles, CA

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Tiger King

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Joe Rogan Experience, HydeWars, Hardcore History

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Kendall Brodbeck

Kendall Brodbeck (She/her/hers)

PAL for:
BUAD 306

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Major: Business Administration, Minor: Public Relations

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Fashion Industry Association, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Annapolis, Maryland

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Ozark, The Americans

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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Krish Abrol

Krish Abrol (He/him/his)

PAL for:
BUAD 310

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Business Administration, and Minors in Mathematical Finance and Computer Programming

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Vice President @ The Global Investment Society, Head Student Venture Consultant @ The Blackstone Launchpad

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Mumbai, India

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Billions, How I Met Your Mother

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Liar’s Poker, 1984, The Fountainhead

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Liam Olsen

Liam Olsen (He/him/his)

PAL for:
ECON 352

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
BS Business Administration; BS Economics and Mathematics

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Moneythink, Trojan Investing Society, Phi Sigma Kappa

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Sunnyvale, CA

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
The Last Dance, American Vandal, Love is Blind

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Acquired, The Kite Runner, and Dracula

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Nyah Washington

Nyah Washington (She/her/hers)

PAL for:
ECON 351

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Business Administration(Cinematic Arts)

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Marshall Entertainment Association, Marshall Career Advantage Mentor Program, Black Student Assembly

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Chicago, IL

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Girlfriends, Community, Awkward

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Hunger Games, & The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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Student Interns

Student Interns are a vital part of the Core Review Sessions. Student Interns ensure that sessions run smoothly by checking in students, organizing breakout rooms and overseeing Zoom logistics. 

Bobby Voong

Bobby Voong (He/him/his)

Student intern for:
BUAD 311 & ECON 351

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Business Administration

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Troy Philippines, PEER Mentorship Program, Norman Topping Student Aid Fund

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Sacramento, CA

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Mainly a lot of anime: Bleach, One Piece, and Dragon Ball

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter Series, Lord of the Flies

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Catherine Kim

Catherine Kim (She/her/hers)

Student Intern for:
ECON 352 & BUAD 306

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Double Major in Business Administration and Health & Human Sciences; Minor in Natural Sciences

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Trojan Health Volunteers, Community Health Connection, Smart Woman Securities

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
Denver, CO

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Law & Order: SVU, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Criminal Minds

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Outliers, Catch-22, The Lightning Thief

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Clara Yang

Clara Yang (She/her/hers)

Student intern for:
BUAD 310

What are you currently majoring, minoring/specializing in?
Major: Business Administration Minor: Enterprise Information Systems

Are you involved in any student organizations?
Trojan Investing Society, USC MOVE

Where would you consider your hometown? (city, state)
San Jose, California

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?
Shark Tank, Money Heist, The Umbrella Academy

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
Zane and Heath: Unfiltered, Outside In with Charles Trevail, Rise and Grind with Daymond John

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