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Inspire the Woman, Impact the World

Purposeful Woman of the Month

Each month, we chose a sister who exemplifies our purpose on campus and in their daily lives.   

January 2018: Autumn Gupta

Our first ever Purposeful Woman of the Month is our incoming president Autumn Gupta! From Smithville, Missouri, Autumn grew up on a farm where she discovered her passion for the protection of the environment. She continues to run the social media and website for her family’s company, Living Dirt Ranch. She is a junior double majoring in Environmental Studies and Geodesign which she hopes to use to tackle environmental justice issues internationally. She is currently researching with two professors on human rights violations and getting hands on experience in environmental studies through her scientific dive certification she received from living on Catalina Island. Furthermore, Autumn recently placed third place in the EESF/AESSP student video contest that was presented at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. We are so excited to see what you do with your term as president, Autumn!! 

February 2018: Julia Poe

Our February Purposeful Woman of the Month is junior Julia Poe!  Throughout her time at USC, she has served many different roles in Annenberg.  As the sports anchor of Annenberg, she got to interview athletes like Sam Darnold and produce her very own segment every week.  As the sports editor of Annenberg and Daily Trojan, she traveled throughout the country producing a paper five days a week covering every varsity sport at USC.  Through the Association for Women in Sports Media, she will be interning at Sports Illustrated in New York this summer writing features for the Sports Illustrated website and working on their social media.  We are so proud of you Julia!  


March 2018: Angel Yin

Our March Purposeful Woman of the Month is senior Angel Yin!  Angel is an Environmental Studies major as well as Pre Law.  She started the USC Seed Library on campus, which is an initiative to encourage students to eat and grow local food.  You can pick up seeds at Doheny Library to start your own garden!  In addition, she also helped start The Sustainability Project, which is USC’s only green business club.  She created it to help educate USC students on the importance of sustainability in business as well as the importance of advocating for green initiatives on campus and in future jobs.  She currently serves as the Director of Advocacy for the group.  She’s previously worked at Pew Research where she helped constituents and government become more aware of changing environments and advocate for new laws and now Angel is also interning with the California Green Business Program and next year, she will be pursuing a masters in Environmental Studies at USC.  We’re so proud of everything you do Angel! 

April 2018: Julia Doherty

Our April Purposeful Woman of the Month is junior Julia Doherty! Julia is a Trustee Scholar and currently serves as our Vice President of Member Experience where she facilitates weekly programming and serves as an important voice on our executive board. She is a double major in Religion and International Relations Global Business and hopes to work in religious conflict, specifically in Northern Ireland to continue peacebuilding. Julia is also planning on going to law school to get a degree in International Law. On campus, Julia is the Vice President of Communications for DOZ, USC’s premiere coed leadership fraternity, a campus ambassador for Amazon Prime Student and works at USC Dornsife’s Office of Admission. Last summer, Julia was a marketing intern at Dell and this summer, she will be working at Wells Fargo! With all of her amazing experience, Julia won Panhellenic’s Most Outstanding Sophomore last year. This year, she is Panhellenic’s Woman of the Year! Julia, we are so proud of you and we can’t wait to see how far you’ll go!

May 2018: Allie Allman

Our May Purposeful Woman of the Month is senior Allie Allman!  Allie is a Human Bio major with minors in Dance and Health Care studies. On campus, Allie is involved in two dance organizations, Chamber Ballet Company and Break Through Hip-Hop. She’s served as a Deputy State Administrator for the Southern California region of Team Rubicon, where she helped by planning events, hosting training and creating a network that can be utilized in disasters in the United States and abroad. Team Rubicon utilizes the skills of military veterans and first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Allie also volunteered in an underserved Emergency Department in downtown Los Angeles where she learns a lot about the humanistic side of medicine by listening to patient’s stories and trying to understand their lives and suffering. Allie has previously served as a Research Assistant at USC Cardiovascular Thoracic Institute and has spent over 100 hours volunteering at California Hospital Medical Center. Finally, Allie has recently received the undergraduate course honors in HBIO 420, Applied Physiology, for having the highest grade. With a 3.91 GPA, Allie plans on attending Ohio State University for medical school! We’re so proud of you, Allie, best of luck at Ohio State!