Freelance writer Diane Krieger was a USC staff member for two decades, writing for publications including USC Trojan Family Magazine.
Stories by Diane Krieger:
‘If you ever want to be a litigator, there’s no better opportunity than clerking for a federal judge’
Fewer than two years out of law school, Trojan Khoa Nguyen has logged dozens of federal court experiences. That’s more than some senior litigators in top law firms.
Albert C. Lum’s long career of advancing Asian American inclusion in law
The USC alumnus looks back at 60 years of defying expectations and serving his community.
Meet a Trojan who became an advocate for indigenous rights — and a leading resource on tribal law
Breann Swann Nu‘uhiwa is not of Hawaiian ancestry, but her island roots go back four generations. Now she’s advising the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Rothman Scholarship leads to career success for Abraham Tabaie
The USC law graduate credits the scholarship with “every single professional opportunity I’ve had from the very beginning to now.”
This Qatar-based Global EdD student is exploring how to embrace change in education while honoring tradition
As director of Tariq Bin Ziad School, Maha Al Romaihi champions a bilingual curriculum that balances English language skills with a celebration of the Arabic language and Qatar’s culture.
USC Gould vice dean shares her election expertise with lawmakers
Franita Tolson testified before Congress on voting rights and access twice in July — and it wasn’t her first time at the Capitol.
Alum breaks down barriers for Latinos interested in law
As executive board president of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, employment attorney Nina Huerta has taken on the charge to help diversify the law profession.
At the USC Balance Center, dizziness patients find much-needed relief
Audiologist Alaina Bassett uses modern tech tools and old-school strategies to help steady anyone frustrated by constant dizziness.
New face mask protects doctors as they scope patients during COVID-19
Researchers at the USC Caruso otolaryngology clinic developed the mask to keep themselves safe during procedures and to make moving patients easier.
Repairing instruments keeps USC Thornton alums around the music they love
Though instrument repair isn’t always lucrative work, it can be a satisfying way to make a living beyond the symphony hall. Meet some Trojans who have done just that.
USC law students give back to Angelenos in need
Through the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Trojans fight for justice for people who are marginalized, the gravely ill and those with nowhere else to turn. The association was launched at the USC Gould School of Law in 1929.
Gifted middle school students immerse themselves in unique learning experience
The Discovery Project at USC encourages aspiring young scholars to think outside their comfort zone and engage with topics they wouldn’t normally tackle in their teens.
For this USC Thornton graduate, the music business is all about family
After years on the road with artists like Michael Bublé, Rob Perkins started a curated music programming business called On the Beat that is fueled by fellow USC Thornton grads, faculty and even current students.
100 percent of USC Hybrid High seniors graduate — and are going to college — for third year in a row
All 118 seniors from the Class of 2018 are college-bound, matching the 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate of the first two USC Hybrid High senior classes.
Career development for millennials: Musicians on 2 continents team up digitally
A cross-continental collaboration brings two artists from the U.S. and U.K. together.
The music industry has high hopes for a Trojan’s tech expertise
USC Thornton innovator plans prototype for a project that would help small club owners or large promotion companies — and the typical consumer, too.
Los Angeles teen dreams of dentistry and USC
Former TRiO student Rosalinda Larios faces intense competition, but she’s determined to beat the odds.
Trojan pianist lands exchange stint at prestigious Sibelius Academy in Finland
American music students traditionally have few chances for global study, but USC’s music school wants to change that.
Singers get preventive care for vulnerable vocal cords at USC Voice Center
Vocal screening clinics are part of a health and wellness push that’s catching on at top-tier music schools like USC Thornton.
USC Thornton alum, and Emmy nominee, tells stories through music
Comparing his artistic journey to a twisting river, Duncan Thum shifts from guitar and songwriting to screen scoring.
Marketing and PR secrets of the internet — he’s teaching them
Social media expert Robert Kozinets shows USC Annenberg students how to analyze data that could identify the Next Big Thing.
Gates Millennium Scholars commit themselves to service and leadership at USC
✌ Class of 2017: The university is a key partner in the national scholarship program, which has awarded more than $1 billion to 20,000 students since 1999.
Year in review: Trojan superstars bring in well-deserved recognition, from the arts to science to sports
USC 2016 | A Pulitzer Prize winner and a MacArthur ‘genius,’, a blind football player; a composer and two poets and more than one recognition from the president — it’s been quite a year for the awards case.
Brothers in arms: An American veteran and the Iraqi who saved his life
A former U.S. infantry commander thought a few phone calls would rescue his friend. Instead, he found a series of obstacles steeped in outdated policy.