USC Cupcakes

As a USC alum, the Spirit of Troy is always within and waiting to be shared. When I found out a very talented girl from our ‘hood had been accepted to the USC School of Cinematic Arts I had to jump into … “ACTION“!

USC Cupcakes

Believe me, we are going to see big things from her in the future. Like red carpet Oscar stuff and I’ll be able to say, ” I knew her when she ate my cupcakes!” And she’ll say, “what?” and I’ll tell everyone I know! 🙂

USC Cupackes

She is already quite a cinematographer and has made films with her own production company in high school! Is this amazing or what? I’m so impressed with her passion and focus and USC is very fortunate to have her join their ranks.

It’s my pleasure to welcome her into the Trojan Family and wish her the best of luck in all her endeavors!

USC Cupcakes

Fight On!

 

 

 

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