Keyron Colvin: Keyron found his way to USC from Manual Arts Senior High School where he maintained a four-year 4.0 GPA, was president of the Magnet Senate leadership club, a member of the Robotics Club, College Ambassadors and Manual Arts Beyond Borders that taught empowerment strategies to underserved and immigrant communities. He also played in the Manual Arts Band. Keyron amassed 40 units of college credit via the community college Upward Bound program, he has volunteered to feed Santa Monica’s homeless and has interests in writing poetry and gaming. Keyron is a Computer Science major. Last summer Keyron continued an internship with a company called Launchmaps, which aims to be a competitor to the likes of Linkedin. He also studies Chinese language at USC.
Jada Salazar: Jada is majoring in Business Administration in USC’s Marshall School, and as part of Marshall’s Honors Program she will graduate with a distinctive degree in Marketing. She is also minoring in Law and Psychology. As the first black female president of Marshall’s Business Student Government, she was able to drastically change recruitment practices and diversified the programs and resources offered to all Marshall students regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, transfer status, etc. She has participated in the Coury Leadership Program and she serves as a College Board AP Council member advocating for students and their need for equitable resources. In February of last year, as part of the celebration of Black History Month, the USC Emeriti Center and the University Club sponsored a moderated conversation, “USC Black Women Leaders: An Intergenerational Conversation.” Jada participated, representing her generation of current undergraduate students. Last summer she worked at Medcomps Corporation as an Administrative Assistant Intern, a consulting firm that creates innovative services in the tech industry. She is a member of the GIS, a risk management society on campus and this summer will be interning at Marsh, a risk management firm in Los Angeles. Her life goal is to create a non-profit organization for foster youth, like herself, to thrive in. Through her training in Business Management, she is motivated to learn, grow and excel in the business and legal industry.