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 Emily Powis (Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2022).
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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.
Within Viterbi, Emily conducts research in 3D ultrasound development. Outside of engineering, Emily is co-captain of the SC Climbing Team, guides outdoor trips with SC Outfitters, works as an Emergency Medical Technician, and helps provide mentorship for K-12 students as a counselor in Troy Camp.