The student workers of the Linguistics department work tirelessly to keep our department running smoothly. They’ve been kind enough to introduce themselves here to the department. So get to know a little about them, say hi when you see them, and thank them for their hard work!
Alicia is a senior double-majoring in Psychology and Informatics with an emphasis in Digital Forensics and a minor in Applied Computer Security; it is thanks to all of these programs that she’ll be around to work for the Linguistics Department for an extra year! She’s a local SoCal resident from the San Fernando Valley that enjoys cooking, playing video games, going for walks, and playing with her pets. After graduation, Alicia is looking to pursue a master’s in Health Informatics and put her skills to work storing, analyzing, and protecting data for a large hospital. A couple items on her bucket list include learning to draw and getting strong enough to do a pull up at least once in her life.
Hetal Patel is a sophomore studying Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainability, Energy, and Society. Hetal is also involved with USC’s Environmental Student Assembly, SCOutfitters, and works at the Department of Environmental Studies. Outside of USC, Hetal volunteers for a grassroots environmental organization, Future Frogmen, founded by Richard Hyman, a former Cousteau diver. Hetal spends much of her time outdoors and also enjoys photography. In the future, Hetal hopes to work on climate change mitigation efforts.
Ramie Khoury is a junior from Chicago, IL majoring in Data Science and Cognitive Science. This past summer, Ramie was a TA for a data science lecture circuit in Beijing through the program AI Hub where he traveled all throughout the main cities of China and Hong Kong giving presentations and running data science competitions. Alongside Ramie’s job in the Linguistics Department at USC, he is also a part of the USC Varsity rugby squad. For two years, Ramie has worked as a software engineer intern for IBM where he worked on a project which utilizes high powered telescopes to find transient patterns in space. In his spare time, he loves to watch NBA games and solve different rubix cubes.