About Us

Meet our Office of Admission staff who contribute to the USC Admission Blog!


Dylan Goodwill

Dylan Goodwill, Assistant Director, She/Her/Hers

B.A. Mathematics & Education, Bowdoin College
M.Ed Higher & Postsecondary Education, Arizona State University

California – Inland Empire
Arizona – Northern AZ & Tucson        New Mexico

Yá’át’ééh! Hello!  My name is Dylan Goodwill, and this will be my third 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, AZ.  Along with being an Assistant Director in the Office of Admission, I am also a part of the Native American Student Assembly support staff.  On top of that, I’m excited to add that I am a part of the admission “Blog Squad” (as we call it)!  A little bit about myself: I have zigzagged across the US & Canada for my education and for personal trips so, as you can tell, I love traveling.  I also love to bake, dance, tell stories, go on hikes, sit in the sun, binge watch TV and sing (obviously off key because I actually can’t sing).  I am so stoked to share my stories with you all!


Andy T. Nguyen, Assistant Director, He/Him/His

B.A. Sociology, California State University – Northridge
M.Ed Enrollment Management and Policy  USC (Class of 2023) 

Texas  Dallas-Fort Worth/Austin

Hey y’all! I’m Andy Nguyen, an Assistant Director within the USC Office of Undergraduate Admission. Essentially raised in Los Angeles and have lived here my entire life, I am beyond grateful for the opportunities Los Angeles has to offer (such as a chance to see my 17x NBA Champions LA Lakers play!). I have been working in admissions for four years and am going on to my second year with USC. I am incredibly excited and blessed to be a part of the admission blog team! When I’m not meeting students and reading applications, you can find me at museums, grabbing Korean barbeque, or just simply soaking in some SoCal sun.


Jamie BlackJamie Black, Assistant Director, She/Her/Hers

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 3rd year here at USC! I have been working in college admissions for 7 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!