USC News

Menu Friday, July 19, 2019 63° Clear

Students

Search
University
Amy Nham dual PharmD/MPH degree
After graduating, Amy Nham will complete a residency with Indian Health Service, a federal program that assists American Indians and Alaska Natives. (Photo/Linda Wang)

Driven to help the underserved, first-gen student graduates with dual degrees in health

Born in Vietnam to parents with fifth-grade educations, Amy Nham was taught that learning is the way out of poverty. As one of the first students to graduate from USC with the dual PharmD/MPH degree, she plans to use her skills to help those in real need.

University
Shushan Minasian documentary filmmaking
Shushan Minasian worked as a television reporter for seven years in Moscow before coming to USC, where she received a master's in Specialized Journalism. (USC Photo/Olivia Mowry)

USC grad looks to bring her journalism skillset to documentary filmmaking

Shushan Minasian came from her native Russia to L.A. believing in the Hollywood version of the city. Now that she’s seen the real thing, she plans to use her master’s degree from USC Annenberg to tell those stories and more through documentaries.

Health
Jamil Samaan wants to see more Syrian American doctors
After experiencing language barriers, economic disadvantage and lack of access to mentorship on his journey to becoming a doctor, Jamil Samaan created the Syrian American Association of Science and Health to help immigrants like himself. (Photo/Courtesy of Jamil Samaan)

Graduating medical student turns academic success into opportunity for Syrian Americans

For the Syrian-born Jamil Samaan, graduating Saturday from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, more Syrian Americans in science means better care within his community.