Undergraduate Admission Blog

Follow the Official USC Undergraduate Admission Blog for information, advice, and a behind-the-scenes look at our process

About Us


Hillary Higgins
Senior Assistant Director

B.A. English Literature
University of Michigan

Juris Doctor
Southwestern Law School

California – West San Gabriel Valley
Washington D.C.

Hello out there! My name is Hillary Higgins and I am so excited to be a part of the USC Admission Blog. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and I truly believe this is one of the best cities in the world. Although I did not attend USC for college, I am extremely proud to be working on such a vibrant and exciting campus. After working as an education lawyer for two years, I decided to transition into direct education. Now I get to advocate for students from all over the country and help them on their journey through the college admission process. In my free time I love to try to new restaurants in different parts of LA, hang out with my nieces and nephews (who are obviously the cutest kids ever,) and binge watch old episodes of Friday Night Lights (I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t seen it.)


Brit PhotoBrittany Baker-Brousseau
Assistant Director

B.A. English
Williams College

New JerseySouthern Counties, Middlesex & Monmouth Counties
West Virginia

Hello everyone!  My name is Brittany Baker-Brousseau, and this my second year working for USC.  As an English major who has worked with college applicants in a variety of contexts, I’m thrilled to be joining the admission blog team!  In addition to writing quips only I think are funny, I enjoy baking, hiking, dancing, and pretending I’m well-read.  I have spent about a third of my life on the East Coast and love exploring my territories in the mid-Atlantic.  As a SoCal native, however, I am always happy to come back home to our sunshine and succulents!

NATG PhotoNatalie Guevara
Assistant Director

B.A. Anthropology
University of Southern California

California – South and Central Los Angeles
New York – Westchester County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, Central and Southern Nassau County




Hi! I’m Natalie Guevara and I’m excited to share of my thoughts and experiences about USC. I was born and raised in South East LA where I went from a Huntington Park Spartan to a USC Trojan. I may be a little biased, but USC was a great fit for me and I appreciate the growth and experiences I gained during my undergraduate time on campus. It was also during my time at USC where I realized my passion for higher education and decided to pursue a career in Student Affairs. My hobbies include hanging out with my grandparents, dancing, and binge watching shows on Netflix.


Ryan Bouziane
Assistant Director

B.A. Print and Digital Journalism
University of Southern California

California – Santa Ana area



As a former journalism student and an aspiring author, I like words. I’m looking forward to spending far more time than seems reasonable in providing you lovely readers with some zesty stories. As a graduate of the Annenberg School for Communication and the son of a USC alumnus, the spirit of Troy has flowed through my veins at a steady rate since I was but a wee lad, cheering on Pete Carroll and the Trojan football team in a USC jersey that fell to my knees. The Trojan Family has had a significant impact on my life, and the opportunity I’ve had to connect with students and their families during my past few years working as a USC Admission Counselor is truly an honor. Along with the joy I find in advocating for my students, my life revolves around the ever-intriguing drama of the NBA, the long wait for the new season of Game of Thrones, and my continued search to find the best fish tacos in Los Angeles.