We recently asked the graduating Class of 2023 what they would want other young people to know about gerontology and working with older adults. Here’s what they shared with us.
The USC Leonard Davis School honored over 200 graduates during its 2023 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12.
Krystal Walden, former sprinter, business owner and PT practice operations specialist, just acquired a new title — Master of Science in Gerontology — and a new perspective on aging.
Irma Gonzalez found mentors who believed in her. They helped her find the dual master’s program in gerontology and social work and her ideal career path.
After earning a bachelor’s in human development and aging and a master’s in aging services management at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Somkene Okwuego is now pursuing a dentistry degree at the USC Ostrow School and looks forward to combining her gerontology and dentistry expertise to meet the needs of older adults.
MS student leaps from public relations to nutrition and lands in a rewarding career in corporate wellness.
Accountant and MA in Senior Living Hospitality graduate Mark Reisman found the sweet spot for success in senior living management.
Adria Navarro PhD ’11 not only connects older adults with community resources but also promotes their self-determination.
Master’s in medical gerontology grad plans to pursue dental school and specialize in geriatric dentistry. Jessica Haddad hopes to make a difference for older adults.
Jessica Haddad MAMG ’22 is pursuing dental school in hopes of specializing in geriatric dentistry.
From gerontology PhD to policymaker in aging. Halley Gallo aims to help states promote health and well-being across the lifespan
Haley Gallo, PhD ’22 plans to dedicate her career to helping states implement evidence-based policies that promote healthy aging.