Undergraduate Admission Blog

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

About Us

hillHillary Higgins
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.)


JACK PhotoJohn Marfield
Senior Assistant Director

B.S. Communication
Boston University

M.Ed. Higher Education
University of Southern California

M.S. Anthropology
Oxford University

Ph.D. Education
University of California, Los Angeles


New York – New York City (all boroughs), Northern Nassau County
Western and Southern Europe excluding United Kingdom & Scandinavia

Long ago, before this whole Internet thing took off, a teenage John Marfield (that’s me) flipped through tons of bulky brochures trying to figure out where to apply and how to be successful in the admission process. Lucky for you, it seems that the world wide web is here to stay, and I’m glad that you’ve found our blog! I’m eager to share my thoughts about why USC is such a special place, held together by the unbreakable spirit of the Trojan Family. I’ve attended multiple universities, but USC has always felt like my home away from home. When I’m not reading applications or running around New York City meeting prospective students, I’m probably at SoulCycle, hot yoga, cheering my husband on at his trapeze school recital (not joking), exploring L.A.’s incredible food scene, or cuddling with my dog daughter.


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.