Lucy Negash

Assistant Director

California – San Mateo County, The Webb Schools (Claremont)
Washington, D.C.

While I’ve proudly lived on both coasts (LA for my childhood and Washington, D.C. for my adult life), the Nation’s Capital holds a special place in my heart. I attended the University of Notre Dame for my undergraduate degree in Sociology, with minors in Journalism and Business/Economics. I fell in love with Admissions when a counselor advocated for me to attend ND, and I later worked as a tour guide and ambassador in the office for all four years. I then graduated and worked in Public Relations for the next five years, and earned a Master’s degree in PR from Georgetown in 2018. After building messaging strategies and drafting press releases in the entertainment, political, and corporate worlds, I am thrilled to be working at USC and share the incredible stories of our campus and student body with future classes to come.

Why USC?
While the weather is a given, USC offers an incredible number of opportunities whether you know exactly what you want to study or not. Every program is robust, multi-faceted, and comes with an incredible network of alumni, professors, classmates, and advisors who help you grow every step of the way.

Admission Advice:
Make sure that what you are putting forward in your application is 100% authentically you, and covers every interesting facet of your life in a holistic way. No detail is too random or obscure – the application is the only way we’ll get to know you and your academic, athletic, and personal journey throughout high school and beyond.

Food: Chips and salsa, Thai food, or anything spicy
Quote: “Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.” – Muhammad Ali
Book: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
TV: The Office, always