Stories about Research, Classes, Student Life… and More!
All told by current students, faculty, alumni, and others here at the USC Viterbi School
The Literal Viterbi Voices
This podcast is all about life at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Classes, student organizations, faculty, research, hands-on projects, and don’t forget our social lives outside of class – its all up for discussion with regular appearances and interviews with special guests.
Viterbi Voices: The Podcast is hosted by Paul Ledesma (Director, Undergraduate Admission) and Audrey Roberts (Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2021).
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Meet The Hosts
Paul D. Ledesma
Paul was born and raised in southern California and is a lifetime Dodgers fan. He enjoys traveling, discovering new restaurants in LA, watches way too much Food Network, and listens to podcasts every day. His current favorites are Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Conan Needs a Friend, ID10T with Chris Hardwick, and Up First from NPR. He studied Psychology for his bachelor's degree, minored in Public Management, and was active in leadership for community service groups Troy Camp and Dance Marathon while attending USC. When he's not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in Redondo Beach, CA.
Audrey grew up in Denver, Colorado, where she attended an arts high school. Now she is studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Future Cinema. On campus, she is involved in research at the M.C. Gill Composites Center, where she is working on the testing of fiber sensors in carbon overwrapped pressure vessels. Audrey is also a member of the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab, which is the first student-run group to send a rocket to space, and a social sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. After freshman year, she studied abroad in Florence through the Viterbi Summer Overseas Program, and this past summer she interned at Microsoft. In her free time, Audrey likes to go to the beach, museums, or basically do anything fun to explore LA!