2015 Global Prize Winners

At the 2015 commencement, the university recognized 53 seniors as USC Global Scholars. Each student spent at least ten weeks outside the U.S. as part of their undergraduate experience in their field of study and completed a capstone project and reflective essay related to the international experiences with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Of the 40 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, ten have been nominated to receive a Global Scholar prize. The ten prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below, as well as a brief description of their Global Scholar project.

Thomas Armstrong

Programs: History; International Relations

Kelly Belter

Program: English (Creative Writing); French; East Asian Languages and Cultures (minor)

Rachel Bensimon

Programs: Communication; Marketing (minor)

Jason Finkelstein

Programs: International Relations; Russian; Applied Computer Security (minor)

Miki Fujiwara

Programs: Architecture

Alice Lee

Programs: International Relations

Katelyn Masket

Program: International Relations; Spanish (minor)

Danielle Pappas

Programs: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies; Psychology and Law (minor)

Linda Wang

Program: Philosophy, Politics, and Law; Sociology

Christina Zdawczyk

Programs: East Asian Languages and Cultures; Neurosciences (B.A.)

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