Leventhal Ambassadors

Leventhal Ambassadors are current MAcc and MBT students who are here to answer any questions you might have. The ambassador program is a great way for students to get involved in the admissions process and help applicants get to know the program and the university from a student's perspective. We encourage applicants to contact our ambassadors as it is one of the best ways to learn about USC Leventhal! You can ask questions about anything, but most commonly our ambassadors receive questions about:

  • Deciding between MAcc and MBT programs
  • Summer Intensive Program
  • Moving to Los Angeles
  • USC campus culture
  • Recruitment
  • Application Process

Each student has a short bio that can be accessed by clicking on their name below. For more information about student life, please visit our blog at http://leventhalmasters.tumblr.com/

“I would have to describe the best part of my experience at USC Leventhal as building life-long relationships with my peers, staff, professors and professionals (via recruiting). My transition to USC required a little adjusting as I had been in the workforce for the prior two years. (Assoc. dean) Shirley Maxey definitely made the transition a little smoother by ensuring that I could always come to her whenever I felt overwhelmed. When I needed more hours of work, Shirley made it a point to find another work opportunity for me. She was always willing to listen, even when she really did not have the time to spare. I will always appreciate her for that.”

—Sade Baker ’14
Grant Thornton, Audit, Los Angeles, CA

Paloma Auldridge

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Major: Accounting

Sevan Behjou

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: University of California - Santa Barbara
Major: Psychology

Ethan Chivers

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Major: Accounting

Ariel Chu

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: University of California - San Diego
Major: Economics

Anastacia Gonzalez

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: Whittier College
Major: Business administration with a concentration in accounting

Olivia Guo

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: University of California - San Diego
Major: Economics

Dasol Jeong

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: University of California - Berkeley
Major: Economics

Melissa Lee

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: University of California - Irvine
Major: Business Administration & Accounting

Jocelyn Lee

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: California State University Fullerton
Major: Accounting

Michael Leong

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: Syracuse University
Major: Accounting

Maggie Meng

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: University of Florida
Major: Accounting

Mia Miao

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: Beijing Foreign Studies University
Major: Accounting

Jonathan Pace

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Major: Finance

Yazi Qin

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: University Of Memphis
Major: Accounting

Nilou Sheybani

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: Southern Methodist University
Major: Accounting

Joseph Sinclair

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: University of California Pennsylvania
Major: Liberal Studies

Sandy Situ

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
Major: Accounting

Juliette Smotrys

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
Major: Accounting

Samer Tarazi

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: Pepperdine University
Major: Accounting

Manachanok Warintaraporn

Program: MAcc
Undergraduate School: Thammasat University
Major: Accounting

Anna Ye

Program: MBT
Undergraduate School: New York University
Major: Accounting