Undergraduate student Luly Bustamante hopes to spread awareness of gerontology

Luly Bustamante, a senior studying Human Development and Aging at the USC Leonard Davis School, hopes to spread awareness of the importance of gerontology.

Q: What are you studying at the USC Leonard Davis School?

A: I am a senior studying Human Development and Aging and minoring in Entrepreneurship. I am on track to start my progressive degree in Aging Services Management this coming fall.

Q: What inspired you to pick this program?

A: I was originally interested in going on the pre-med track to be a Geriatric doctor but once I realized medicine wasn’t the path for me I still wanted to continue studying in this field since I am so passionate about it. I’m now on a more business-oriented track. I also chose this program because Davis School of Gerontology is the best in the world and they are constantly innovating to prove their worth.

Q: What do you plan on doing with your degree once you graduate, and what are your career goals?

A: Right after graduation I will be working in healthcare consulting. My long-term goal is to open my own Assisted Living Center and hopefully get it to expand across the country. Another important goal of mine is to help spread awareness of the importance of Gerontology as I would love for the school to expand and have more people who want to work with older adults.

Q: What is the most rewarding or interesting part about studying at USC?

A: I am extremely grateful for the incredible relationships I have made through USC. I’ve met people from all over the world and have had world-renowned professors who have all contributed to my growth as a person and as a student. I feel so privileged to be part of a community that truly cares for its students and makes an effort to forge professionals who are ready to make a difference in the world. USC has given me some of the greatest experiences of my life and I am forever grateful to be a Trojan.