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Lauana Rodrigues Pereira Herbert cruise ship doctor
Former cruise ship doctor Lauana Rodrigues Pereira Herbert resumed shipboard duty while studying for her MBA and used her new skills during the challenging assignment. (Photo/GG Films)

Cruise ship doctor-turned-MBA student returns to duty during COVID-19

By day, Lauana Rodrigues Pereira Herbert helps her medical team respond to a global pandemic. At night, she studies for her MBA in USC Marshall’s International Business Education and Research program.


Former Fulbright fellow views Brazil’s economy

Former Fulbright Fellow Views Brazil’s Economy
USC Dornsife alumna Dawn Powell spent her Fulbright year investigating Sino-Brazil economic relations in Brazil.

On a humid August day in Rio de Janeiro, Dawn Powell ’10 boarded a bus bound for Luís Eduardo Magalhães, an agribusiness town in western Bahia. An hour into the trip, the Fulbright scholar stood on the roadside in heels and business casual attire, watching the bus driver patiently negotiate with a group of protesters blocking the road.