About Us

Meet the USC Office of Admission staff who contribute to the blog!

Dylan Goodwill, Senior Assistant Director (She/Her/Hers)

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

Territory: 
Arizona – Northern AZ & Tucson  
New Mexico  
Oklahoma
California – Inland Empire & Far North CA 

Yá’át’ééh!  Hello!  My name is Dylan Goodwill, and this will be my fifth 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 a Senior Assistant Director in the Office of Admission, I am also a part of the Native American Student Assembly (NASA) as a support staff member.  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 dance, tell stories, play basketball, sit in the sun, binge watch K-Dramas and sing (obviously off key because I actually can’t sing).  I am so stoked to share my stories with you all! 

Jennifer Donis Gonzalez, Senior Assistant Director (She/Her/Hers)

B.S. Global Health, USC 

Territory: 
North and South Carolina 
Illinois Suburbs 
California – East Los Angeles 

Hola! My name is Jennifer Donis Gonzalez and I am going into my fifth year as an Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at USC. I’m the proud daughter of Guatemalan immigrants and was born and raised in beautiful Los Angeles, although I consider Guatemala my second home! I’m a big sports fan and like a true Angelino, go for the Lakers (Clippers who?). I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, watching docuseries, seeing new places, and going to parks. I’m also a big coffee lover and I must say Guatemalan coffee is my absolute favorite, but that just might be my bias! I’m extremely excited to be able to share more about USC and our incredible students with you all! Fight On!  

Alex Castro, Assistant Director (He/Him/His)

B.A. History, B.S. Human Biology, USC 
M.Ed Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, USC 

Territory: 
Eastern Washington 
Idaho 
Minnesota 
Montana 
Nebraska 
Utah 
Wyoming 
California – San Marino, La Canada, Ventura and Santa Barbara County 

Hello! I’m Alex Castro and I’m going into my third year as an admissions counselor at USC. I’m originally from Los Angeles. After college, I spent a couple years working as a college counselor at a local high school and then at the Office of Financial Aid at USC. I love being part of the blog team. My favorite blog is an interview I did with a student about the USC Marching band. I’m a big Clipper fan and love going around Los Angeles eating good food. In my spare time I like to play video games. Fight on!   

Audrey Burba, Assistant Director (She/Her/Hers)

B.S. Business Administration, USC 

Territory: 
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia area 
California – Covina, West Covina & some Bay Area 

Hi y’all! I’m Audrey Burba and I’m in my second year as an Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at USC. I’ve been a California girl my who life and moved all around Southern California. I was born in Los Angeles, raised in Rancho Cucamonga, moved to Orange, attended high school in Santa Ana, and graduated from USC! I made lifelong friends and not only learned so much about my major, but also myself while at USC. I was involved on campus as a Student Ambassador, Resident Assistant, and member of Helenes. After graduating, I could not stop helping prospective students, so here I am helping them through the college admissions process. It feels very much like a full circle moment! When I’m not reading applications or talking to students, I love to hang out with friends and family, watch any form of reality tv, bake, cook, and go to concerts around LA! I’m super excited to share more about me, USC, and our extraordinary students through the Blog! Fight On!

Leslie Escobedo, Assistant Director (She/Her/Ella)

B.S. Public Health Science, UC Irvine

Territory:
California – Orange County & San Diego County

Hi hi! My name is Leslie Escobedo and I am one of the newest Assistant Directors in the Office of Admission at USC! Born in San Bernardino, I am a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and the first in my family to graduate from a four-year university. After college, I began working in college admissions for the last four years while focusing on advocacy and community empowerment. With that said, I am super excited to join the Admission Blog Squad to provide y’all more information about what USC has to offer! Some fun things about me are that I own a small business creating polymer clay earrings inspired by my Latinx roots, have danced folklorico for over 13 years, love riding my ATV in the desert, am an avid traveler, and most importantly, being a dog madre to my baby, Ludovico (Ludo).

Anne Aubert-Santelli, Associate Director (She/Her/Hers)

B.A. Art History and Italian, USC
Master of Liberal Studies, USC

Territory:
California – Central Coast

Bonjour! I’m Anne Aubert-Santelli and I’m kind of from all over the place. I grew up in Larchmont, New York and Paris, France, before settling in Orange County, California, for junior high and high school. Now I live in sunny Santa Monica and I’ve been working at USC in admission and advising for 15 years! On weekends, I love going for walks with my husband and our objectively adorable Maltese, checking out new restaurants around town, going to the farmer’s market, or finding the perfect K-drama to binge. I’m excited to share as much helpful information as I can and look forward to reading all the incredibly creative posts my fellow bloggers come up with! Ciao!

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