Meet our 2018 Recruitment Counselors!

Lorien Bandhauer

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Tustin, CA

Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Rome last summer and loved it!

Caroline Bethel 

Major: Real Estate Development

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Fun Fact: I’m an adrenaline junkie!

Emma Reynolds 

Major: Business Administration, Consumer Behavior (Minor)

Hometown: Danville, CA

Fun Fact: My brother also attends USC!

Alicia Bechtel 

Major: Public Relations, Spanish

Hometown: Campbell, CA

Fun Fact: Studied abroad in Spain for spring of 2018.

Cara Straus 

Major: Communication, Gender Studies (minor)

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Fun Fact: Two summers ago I drove with my mom from New Jersey to California to start school!

Madison Kadesh 

Celine (CC) Wilfert

Major: Communications, Sports Media Industries (Minor)

Hometown: London, UK

Fun Fact: I grew up in Europe, and I have triplet siblings!


Jillian Hansen 

Major: Public Relations, Marketing (minor)

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Fun Fact: I was born in Connecticut.

Julia Dalecio 

Katherine Weir 

Major: Health and Human Sciences, International Relations (minor)

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Fun Fact: I do research in a wet lab on campus, and I work part-time for the advising office.

Sam Lonergan 

Major: Law, History, Culture, Sociology (Minor)

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

Fun Fact: I am afraid of heights, but I love bungee jumping and want to go skydiving.

Lena Altaffer

Major: Business Administration & Accounting, Classical Piano Performance (minor)

Hometown: Mammoth Lakes, CA

Fun Fact: I went to North Korea for a family trip after graduating from high school.

Rachel Oshay

Major: Health and Human Sciences, Healthcare Studies & Psychology (Minors)

Hometown: Alamo, CA

Fun Facts: My mom and I live on a horse ranch and have 26 animals.

Emily Stellar

Major: Music Industry

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Fun Fact: I have the same birthday as both of my older sisters and my mom!

Hannah Stefaniak 

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Denver, CO

Fun Fact: I went skydiving while abroad in Melbourne, Australia.

Kate Rappard

Major: Human Biology, Forensics & Criminality, Healthcare Studies (minors)

Hometown: La Cañada, CA

Fun Fact: I am related to Abraham Lincoln!

Katie Francel

Major: Communication, Healthcare Studies (Minor)

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Fun Fact: I love to sing and play the piano!

McKenzie Vanko 

Major: Public Policy, Health Management

Hometown: Portland, OR

Fun Fact: In my free time I love to play golf–my sister and I helped our team win first place in the Oregon state golf tournament my senior year of high school.

Taylor Reed

Major: Business Real Estate Finance

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Fun Fact: I’ve driven race cars at 140 mph!

Meredith Leon 

Major: Political Science, Social Entrepreneurship (minor)

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Spain for spring of 2018.

Shelby Cooke

Andie Wright 

Major: Public Relations, Media Economics & Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Fun Fact: I saw Serena Williams win Wimbledon!

Alison Young 

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Alameda, CA

Fun Fact: I am the first generation in my family to be born in the U.S.! (my dad was born in Ireland, and my mom was born in Korea).

Gabby Cardarelli 

Major: Business Administration, Real Estate & Consumer Behavior (Minors)

Hometown: Novato, CA

Fun Fact: I play the drum set!

Katie Erickson 

Major: Health and Human Sciences, Occupational Science (minor)

Hometown: Moraga, CA

Fun Fact: I have a twin!

Megan D’Souza 

Major: Business Administration, Computer Science

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Fun Fact: I am terrified of squirrels.

Rocky Walder

Major: Communication, Theatre (Minor)

Hometown: Vail, CO

Fun Fact: I have been to 17 different countries.

Shelby Wolstein