My USC Personal Statement

There were a total of three personal statements required for the USC Masters in Teaching program, and an optional section. Being the writer that I am, I filled all four sections to the word limit – lo and behold, I got in! I’d like to share with you one that I wrote THE NIGHT BEFOREContinue reading “My USC Personal Statement”

Six Months, Six Lessons

One day after my 22nd birthday, I stood under grotesque lights, center stage, gasping for air. The final kumbaya… four years of all-nighters, internships, and social networking culminating into a grand graduation called adulthood. I envisioned the future I desired to be a part of and made clear, methodological steps to get there. I hadContinue reading “Six Months, Six Lessons”

Hotel Cecil: Beyond the Lobby Doors

The Cecil Hotel sits at 640 South Main Street in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. In a row of bland storefronts and graffiti-covered walls, this building stands out from the others. Its façade boasts a rich art-deco style—a luminescent bronze against today’s autumn sun. But to its left, a litter-filled parking lot provides aContinue reading “Hotel Cecil: Beyond the Lobby Doors”