About Us

Brittany Baker-Brousseau, Senior Assistant Director

B.A. English, Williams College




New York – Manhattan
California – Fullerton, La Habra, Whittier, Norwalk, La Mirada

Hello, everyone!  My name is Brittany Baker-Brousseau, and this my fifth year working for USC.  As an English major who has worked with college applicants in a variety of contexts, I’m thrilled to be on 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 new places.  As a SoCal native, however, I am always happy to come back home to our sunshine and succulents!


Dylan Goodwill

Dylan Goodwill, Assistant Director

B.A. Mathematics & Education, Bowdoin College

M.Ed Higher & Postsecondary Education, Arizona State University




California – Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ontario
Arizona – Northern Arizona and Tucson
New Mexico
Texas – El Paso and West Texas

Yá’át’ééh!  Hello!  My name is Dylan Goodwill, and this my second year working for USC.  I am a Diné/Hunkpapa Lakota/Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota woman from the breathtakingly beautiful capital of the Navajo Nation – Window Rock, Arizona.  Along with being an Assistant Director in the Office of Admission, I am also a part of the Native American Student Assembly support staff.  I’m excited to add that I am a part of the admission blog team!  A little bit about myself: I have zigzagged across the US & Canada for my education and for personal and cultural trips so, as you can tell, I love traveling.  In addition to traveling, I love to bake, dance, tell stories, go on hikes, sit in the sun, binge watch TV and sing (obviously off key; I have no voice).  I am stoked to share my stories with you all!


Will Peters

Will Peters, Assistant Director

B.A. English Literature and Creative Writing, College of the Holy Cross

M.Ed Secondary English Language Arts, University of Notre Dame



California – Contra Costa County


Hi folks! I’m Will Peters. Before starting at USC almost a year ago, I taught middle school

English. Before that, I studied English. Writing for the USC Admission blog, in addition to reading your applications, is just another way of expressing my love for reading and writing. When I’m not working to become a better writer, I enjoy time outside, hiking, running, and swimming in the ocean. Even though I was raised in NorCal, I am a SoCal boy at heart. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching a good movie, and preparing a home-cooked meal.


Jamie Black

Jamie Black, Assistant Director

B.S.Ed. Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison



California – San Jose

Hello everyone! My name Jamie Black, and an excited to be going into my 2nd year here at USC! I have been working in college admissions for 6 years, and ecstatic to join the admission blog team (blog squad as we call it.) I am inspired by the students I work with through the freshman and transfer admission process. I am from Los Angeles originally (happy cows come from California right?), and I am truly amazed by how much this city has to offer. I enjoy walking through historic neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, visiting little known treasures in California, and frequently partaking in road trips. If I am not in the office, you can often find me at Disneyland, which is only 45 minutes from USC. I am here to share insights on all things USC. Fight On!