2014 Global Prize Winners

At the 2014 commencement, the university recognized 87 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.


Jessica Friedmann

Programs: Public Policy Management and Planning; Psychology (minor)

Zachary Gima

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Alice Hall-Partyka

Programs: Global Health; Environment Studies (B.A.)

Emily Holmes

Programs: Health and Humanity; Consumer Behavior (minor); Natural Science (minor)

Katherine Kelsh

Programs: Social Sciences (Economics); English (minor); German (minor)

Jorge Perez

Programs: Theater; French (minor)

Laura Pochowski

Program: Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

Nora Snyder

Programs: International Relations; Middle East Studies

Anish Tilak

Program: Architecture; Construction Planning and Management (minor)

Tatumn Walter

Programs: East Asian Languages and Cultures; International Relations (Global Business)

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