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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.  

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Meet Our Executive Board


jake silverman • Co Chair

Jake is a senior at USC studying Business and Cinematic Arts. He's been a member of SLS since Spring 2016 and on the SLS Executive Board since Fall of his sophomore year.


Cyrus khandalavala • Co Chair

Cyrus is a senior double majoring in international relations/global economics and comparative literature. Cyrus has been a mentor with the program for six semesters.


Keyanna Daniels • director of Recruitment

Keyanna is a junior studying Health Promotion and Disease Prevention with a pre-med emphasis. On campus she is also an RA in Cowlings and Ilium, the Co-Director of the Keck Student Ambassadors, and a member of the premedical honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta.


Anuva Mittal • director of Curriculum

Anuva is a sophomore studying Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Further pursuing her interests in mentorship and service, she is part of Peer Health Exchange and Project RISHI and volunteers for the Kids N Fitness Program at CHLA.


Julia Solem • director of Logistics

Julia is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Biotechnology and Spanish. Outside of school, Julia is involved in Trojan Dance Marathon, Swim Club at USC, USC Consulting Club, and works at the American Language Institute.


larissa quin • director of analytics

Larissa is a sophomore studying International Relations and Global Business. Outside of SLS, she also the President of Model United Nations at USC and involved with the USC undergraduate law journal.

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CatHleen Yang • director of Communications

Cat is a sophomore studying Computer Science with a minor in Professional and Managerial Communication. Besides SLS, she’s on the officer board with the Society of Women engineers and involved with ACM and Theta Tau.