My name’s Kristina Cortez and I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Health & Humanity with an emphasis in Psychology and a minor in Health Care Studies. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon (I’m all about the palm trees and 80 degrees). Besides being involved with the lovely Dornsife Ambassadors, I am also involved in USC’s Community Health Improvement Project, Global Buddy Program, Spirits in Action E-board, and Teach For Los Angeles E-board. It’s my third semester here at USC and I couldn’t ask for anything more from a university or student body. I have met some of the most intellectually stimulating, passionate, and inspiring people of my life here. Put simply, I love USC and being part of the Trojan family, and coming here was the best decision I’ve ever made. If you want to know a bit more about me or my college experience, see below for a few quick takes. Also, follow me on Twitter @KCortez15 to follow up on my sophomore year. Fight On!
Hobbies: Running, hiking, basketball, volleyball (basically anything outdoors)
Favorite place on campus: Anywhere in the Mudd Hall of Philosophy
Freshman dorm: Fluor Tower (right next to Cafe 84 & the Lyon Center- it’s perfect!)
Favorite EVK meal: Chicken nugget Tuesdays
Favorite place to eat around campus: Anything but Chano’s
Favorite memory at USC: Volunteering for Teach For Los Angeles and Springfest ’12 with Macklemore!
Favorite class: BISC 220- Cell Biology & Physiology (It’s a love-hate)
Favorite Disney movie: Ratatouille
Favorite study snack: Greek yogurt with granola, strawberries, and frozen grapes
Most overused phrase: “Fight On!” (it applies to everything)
Favorite TV shows: The Office and Modern Family
Favorite band/ singer: Tie between Florence + the Machine and The xx
PR for number of hours spent at Leavey Library in one sitting: 14 hr. all-nighter for Political Science term paper (I ended up getting an A- on the assignment- woo!)
Career goal: Definitely something in the health field (medical school, allied health professions, health administration, etc.)