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Austin Peay
Austin Peay’s journalism work Peay’s journalism work at USC has spanned writing, editing, on-air analysis, radio commentary and social media coverage that was picked up by national news outlets. (Photo/Ling Luo)

Multitalented grad sketches out a future in law, along with politics or maybe journalism

Along with achieving a challenging double major, political junkie, Latin scholar and sketch comedy performer Austin Peay was the first-ever politics editor for USC Annenberg Media.

Barbara Boxer, John Chiang and Mimi Walters
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former California Treasurer John Chiang and former U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, from left, will serve as fellows at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future in the fall of 2020. (Photos/Courtesy of Boxer, Chiang and Walters)

Barbara Boxer, John Chiang, Mimi Walters join the Center for the Political Future

The newly named fall fellows, all veteran elected officials, will participate with center directors Robert Shrum and Mike Murphy in a series of online discussions about the 2020 election.

Ana Gonzalez USC graduate
Ana González recently celebrated getting her MSW degree from USC, just before her daughter graduated from Harvard University. The family is shown here after Gonzales‘ graduation from the University of La Verne in 2016. (Photo/Courtesy of Ana Gonzales)

Determination and grit helped this 59-year-old finally earn her master’s

Inspired by her children, Ana González never gave up. Now, she’s got her degree and years of college memories, including a memorable meeting with President Carol L. Folt.