2016 Valedictorian Sulekha Ramayya recounts in her graduation speech: ‘So much has changed in the world’

The valedictorian’s commencement address reflects on her time at USC, looks to the future — and provides a few laughs along the way.

Sulekha, among other achievements, is one of fewer than 20 graduating seniors to be recognized as a USC Triple Scholar. Sulekha graduated with the Steven & Kathryn Sample Renaissance Scholar, USC Global Scholar, and USC Discovery Scholar honors. She also finished her USC career with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average, placing her among an elite group of only nine senioer women graduating with the Emma Bradley Bovard Award.