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about us

Scholars Leading Scholars (SLS) is a USC student organization dedicated to enhancing academic opportunity in the University Park neighborhood. We value the cultivation of relationships between SLS members, local high school students, and educators as a means of empowering all members of our community. Through tutoring and mentorship, we seek to equip students with the necessary resources to excel in all facets of their lives. Most importantly, we strive to prepare young adults for the rigors of college so that they may succeed long after they graduate from high school.

We hold weekly sessions at local high schools, covering a variety of college preparatory materials. Our main focus, however, is to build strong relationships between local high school students and USC students that will enrich not only the educational experience for all, but form bonds that will last beyond the SLS sessions.  


For more information about how to get involved, contact us at scholarsleadingscholars@gmail.com


Meet Our Executive Board

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Anuva Mittal • Co Chair

Anuva is a junior, majoring in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Outside of SLS, Anuva pursues her passion for mentorship in her involvement in Peer Health Exchange, CollegeVine, and as an SI leader. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring restaurants around LA. 

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CatHleen Yang • Co CHAIR

Cat is a junior studying Computer Science and minoring in Professional and Managerial Communication. Outside of SLS she is also on leadership with the Society of Women Engineers, ACM and Theta Tau at USC. In her free time she likes to hike and explore new food spots!

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Keyanna Daniels • CO director of Recruitment

Keyanna is a senior majoring in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and minoring in Screenwriting. Keyanna is the Co-Director of the Keck Student Ambassadors, Vice President of the Minority Association of Premedical Students, Historian/Webmaster for Alpha Epsilon Delta, a Resident Advisor, and a UCLA Care Extender.

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Alejandra Barreto • CO director of Recruitment

Alejandra is a sophomore studying Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and minoring in Spanish. Outside of SLS she is also involved with Mobile Clinic, Flying Samaritans and MED-Life In her free time she likes to show her friends around LA!

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Julia Solem • director of Logistics

Julia is a junior majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Biotechnology and Spanish. Outside of school, Julia is the president of Swim Club at USC and is involved in USC Consulting Club and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. In her free time, she enjoys exploring LA with friends and surfing.

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AMANDA SHEN • director of analytics

Amanda is a junior studying Health and Human Sciences with an emphasis on International Health. Outside of SLS, she is also involved in USC’s Community Health Involvement Project, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Kicks for Kids, and immunotherapy research at the School of Pharmacy. In her free time, she likes cooking, trying new Trader Joe’s snacks, finding new places in LA, and going on hikes!

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Eric Penichet • DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM

Eric is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience with a minor in Forensics and Criminality. Outside of SLS, he is involved in addiction research in USC’s Department of Psychology and runs a fraud-prevention business. In his free time, Eric enjoys working out with his friends, reading nonfiction books, playing video games, and learning about his Cuban heritage.