Jamie Black

Assistant Director

B.S. Ed Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

California – City of San Jose
Massachusetts – Boston/Cambridge, Cape Cod

I was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, a place that is sunny all year round. For college, I moved to Wisconsin to experience all four VERY distinct seasons. During my undergraduate career, I found my passion for working in higher education. I have worked as an Admissions Counselor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since graduating college, I have moved back and forth between Wisconsin and California 4 times, but proud to finally have my feet planted in the sand here at USC!

Why USC?
USC is a place where students and faculty push the world forward. USC allows students the opportunity to make their mark on the world. USC is infused with discovery and Trojans are eager to solve some of life’s oldest questions. The community, education, and campus are unlike anyplace I have been. When you are part of the Trojan family, the possibilities are endless.

Admission Advice:
College is a place to uncover your undiscovered passions. Find a campus community that supports discovery. While the college admissions process can be somewhat of a memory game, don’t be scared to ask admissions folks about opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. This can help you envision a campus community that excites you to be a part of.

Movie: Star Wars (Yes, all of them!)
Food: My grandmother’s Mandel Bread
Favorite Place in Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory
Book: Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
Musical Artists: Chromeo, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac