Viterbi Voices:
The Podcast

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

Director, Undergraduate Admission

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 Roberts

Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2021

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!

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Explore the Archive:

Medical Imaging and the Importance of Electrical Engineering with Dr. Krishna Nayak

Find out about the crossover of electrical engineering into the medical world!

Trojan Family Weekend!!!

What is it like to be a part of the Trojan Family?

107 Days in Space, Elon Musk, and Exploding Candles with Dr. Garrett Reisman

What is going on in the space industry!

3D Printing, Machine Learning, and the Future of Manufacturing with Dr. Satyandra Gupta

How does manufacturing and machine learning connect?

Computer Science, EE and Acoustic Tomography with Dr. Andrew Goodney

The Diverse World of Computer Science!

Science Communication with Dr. Andrea Armani

Bringing science to the public!

Welcome Back and Fall Admissions Updates with Paul Ledesma and Michael Cox

Welcome back Trojans!

Exploring the Construction Industry with Miles Kay

What internship opportunities are there for industrial and systems engineers?

Interning at NASA and Facebook with Luz

What is it like interning for NASA and Facebook?

Developing a Career in the Oil Industry with Tim

What is it like to intern in the Oil Industry?

Co-Ops and Career Opportunities at USC with Jose

What is it like working for a co-op?

Summer Updates and Season 4 Kickoff

What are Viterbi Students doing this summer?

Viterbi Overseas in Florence with Rachel and Audrey

What is it like to travel abroad through Viterbi Overseas?

Entrepreneurship at USC with Nathan, Celeste, Martin and Nikita

What is entrepreneurship like at USC?

The State of Our Environment with Dr. Kelly Sanders

How can we help the state of our environment?

Undergraduate Research with Arynn and Juan

What is it like to work in a research lab?

Revolutionizing Transportation with Dr. Charles Radovich

What does the future of transportation look like?

Chemical Engineering with Dr. Noah Malmstadt

Find out about Chemical Engineering at USC!

Plasma Physics, Satellites and Rocket Propulsion with Dr. Paul Giuliano

Rocket science and engineering at USC!

Engineering, Music and Dance with Catherine, Pia and Priscilla

What are the opportunities for Music and Dance involvement?