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As part of the Admission & Student Engagement Division in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, our admission staff is a bit different from other admission offices.  While we work on undergraduate admission (recruiting, application review, enrollment), we also work closely with our faculty and colleagues in academic advising and student engagement in the Viterbi School.  We want to find students who will be successful in our programs and in our community.  Getting to know you is important to us because we will be around you for the next few years – not just the application process.

We are inside the Viterbi School and work closely with engineering faculty and the Dean.  Our job is to work with prospective students (and parents) interested in engineering and computer science majors.  We want to help you better understand this place, get through the application process, and ultimately enroll at the Viterbi School.

Paul D. Ledesma

Executive Director, Undergraduate Admission

As Executive Director, Paul oversees Undergraduate Admission for all programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He was born and raised in southern California and is a lifetime Dodgers fan. He enjoys traveling (Italy may be a second home), discovering new restaurants in LA (tacos anyone?), and while he may not qualify as a bonafide movie-buff, he loves movies (especially comic book movies). 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, daughter, and rescued pup and kitty in Redondo Beach, CA. (well, maybe not the cat so much)

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Rebecca Beiter

Director, Undergraduate Admission

Becky was born and raised in southern California but went east for school and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University. She is responsible for coordinating all logistics for our on-campus events and assisting with managing the Viterbi Student Ambassadors.

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Angie Solares

Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission

Angie was born and raised in southern California. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate education and is currently working on a Master’s degree at USC (talk about a never-ending internal conflict). She is passionate about education and access for all. At Viterbi, Angie’s focus is counseling transfer students on the admission process.

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Brooke Hyman

Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission

Brooke lived most of her young life in Atlanta, GA.  She attended the University of Texas – Austin as an undergraduate studying Psychology.  With a heart for working in education and a dream to live on the west coast, she moved to California to obtain a Master’s in Education at the USC Rossier School of Education. Over the past 20 years, Brooke has worked in several institutions of higher education in various roles. Her interests lie in guiding and inspiring students through the admissions process with the ultimate goal of finding the right fit for future career potential. Outside of work, Brooke enjoys teaching Pilates, practicing photography and hanging at home with her family.

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Lisa Rosas

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission

Lisa was born and raised in Southern California. Although she lived her entire life in some of the best weather, Lisa decided for a change of scenery for college and pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. While there, she was a two-sport athlete. After experiencing beyond-freezing temperatures, she returned home with inspiration to work in higher education while also completing her Master of Education degree at USC Rossier. In her free time you’ll find her snowboarding, playing soccer, or reading.

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Viterbi Student Ambassadors

The Viterbi Student Ambassadors are here to tell you all about their lives as engineers. They remember what it was like to be in your shoes just a few years ago, trying to figure out which school is the best fit for you. Head over to Viterbi Voices to read blogs, watch videos, listen to podcasts and more about their lives. Learn more about engineering life, student orgs, and get to know some current students!

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