Joanna Clay is a writer and multimedia producer for USC News. She’s been a reporter for The Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times community news. Reach her at email@example.com.
Stories by Joanna Clay:
USC Fisher Museum exhibit asks visitors to board ‘the beast’
Artists explore the price of migration and the toll it takes on lives in the Americas.
Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson’s voice) shares tips of the trade
USC School of Dramatic Arts students share the afternoon with one of the entertainment industry’s most prolific voice-over actors.
Future dentists, hygienists hit the road with mobile dental clinic
Listen in as students and faculty from the Herman Ostrow School serve more than 100 kids in Pasadena. For many of the kids, it was their first time in a dentist’s chair.
USC partners on countywide homeless count for the first time
Social workers approach thousands of homeless for a demographic survey that will inform local policy decisions.
From classes to club, women are well-represented in cybersecurity
The burgeoning field of digital forensics is attracting a mix of students looking to fight crime — and find careers.
For aspiring actor, L.A. keeps the dream alive — and USC mentor helps him achieve it
USC senior Atif Hashwi snags his first lead role in a film and hopes to make his mark on diversity in Hollywood.
Thousands of students turn out for USC’s Spring Career Fair
It’s never too soon to start building relationships with top employers.
If you get the chills from music, you may have a unique brain
Listen to what USC researcher says about people who could have an enhanced ability to experience intense emotions.
Alex Currie has built an impressive career in photography — and he’s just 19
You may have seen the USC School of Cinematic Arts student’s work on HBO. Or on album covers. Or in an Icelandic wedding album.
Fit Families program has healthy focus, from exercise routines to eating right
For participants in the free, USC-sponsored weekly sessions, payoffs include a positive outlook and some impressive weight loss.
Blind at 92, Barbara Beskind is not your typical product designer
The Silicon Valley celebrity, who develops goods for an aging population, shares her unique insight with USC Davis gerontology students.
USC partners with government agencies on annual homeless count
University experts guide surveys, analyze data — and hit the streets, too.
USC’s Virtual Care Clinic is a step in the future of technology-driven health care
One day you may be able to share health information on your smartphone.
Millennials (and more) turn to business to make social change
People with business acumen strive to make lives better through USC’s Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.
USC alumnus Jung Kian Ng named Rhodes Scholar
The Malaysian will attend Oxford this fall, hoping to create change through effective public policy in his country.
USC’s scientific glassblower lets chemists’ dreams become reality
Part artist and part inventor, Phillip Sliwoski makes handcrafted pieces that keep critical USC labs running.
Year in review: Times that Trojans made you feel good about the world
USC 2016 | The Trojan Family is making a difference, in the neighborhoods around the university and around the world. Find out how.
Year in review: Did you see who was on campus? USC draws the big names
USC 2016 | From actors to musicians to comedians to politicians, you never know who you might run into.
Students use their own DNA to uncover health secrets beyond their ancestry
By entering personal information into a database, USC gerontology students can find genetic markers for diseases.
Bosco Tjan remembered for his brilliance and compassion
The Trojan Family pays tribute to one of its own, a professor noted for going out of his way to help others.
Lil Buck teaches Memphis-style jookin at USC
The Tennessee native brings the popular street dance style to students, staff, faculty and fans at USC Kaufman.
Architecture students design houses for L.A.’s homeless
Trojans apply their skills to social ills, designing prototypes for temporary shelters that could work in the real world.
Joi Wade chronicles her USC freshman experience on YouTube
Thousands of followers are watching as she navigates life as a new Trojan and offers advice to kids preparing for college.
From one Doctor to another: USC health expert fights the overprescription of antibiotics
The findings by Jason Doctor and his research team are being applied in health departments across the country.