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I’m embarking on the end of week four of my junior year (yeah weird that I’m officially OVER halfway done with college) and so far, I’ve had some pretty epic weekends at USC and in LA. Here’s a recap for ya:

Weekend 1 (August 26th-27th)

  • Made a rocket motor case (took 40 hours lol)
  • Watched USC football dominate against San Jose State (fight on)

Weekend 2 (September 2nd-4th)

  • Labor Day Weekend (yayyy!)
  • Football game against Nevada (another W)
  • Beach
  • Gelato festival (had no idea this was a thing)
  • Beach more
  • Pizza and movie night with my besties

Weekend 3 (September 9th-10)

  • Built another rocket motor case (first one was not approved for testing, Reggie I was a bit weak)
  • FOOTBALLLLLL (axed the trees – beat Stanford, by A LOT)
    • Drones + Rihanna = crazy halftime show
  • Drank a lot of coffee

Kaleigh Ray

MAJOR: Astronautical Engineering YEAR: Class of 2025 HOMETOWN: Bakersfield, California PRONOUNS: she/her/hers INSTA: @k.rayray03 Short Bio - I have been involved in research at the Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) as well as a member of USC’s Rocket Propulsion Lab. At SERC, I worked on developing a docking system for cubesats with project CLING and am currently work on project MAVERIC, designing the power system of a 3U cubesat. In RPL, I am on the composites team and design team. Outside of Viterbi, I have interned at Astrolab where I was a Structures and Mechanisms Engineering intern and helped with lunar mission development and payload prototyping. I also like doing intramurals and photography on my free time!