Dakotah Rodriguez OS Minor ’20
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Program: Minor in Occupational Science, Class of 2020
Health and Human Sciences.
What brought you to USC?
As a Southern California native who grew up going to USC football games, I had always dreamed of one day becoming a Trojan. I fell in love with the school spirit and sense of family that was established within the campus culture. As a USC student, I knew that I would be supported in my academic pursuits and encouraged to further explore my passions.
What made you decide to pursue the occupational science minor?
I quickly added the OS minor after taking OT 250 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. I loved learning about the holistic approach that OT embodied and the diversity in its practice. The courses in the minor offer so many opportunities to explore a wide range of topics, from Autism Spectrum Disorder to human-animal interactions, with professors who are truly passionate about what they teach.
Tell us about your favorite memory at USC so far.
A standout moment in my college career thus far was dancing as a member of Trojan Dance Force at the USC vs UCLA basketball game. I felt so grateful for the opportunity to use my love for dance in a way that supported and represented the university. I’ll never forget the school spirit that filled up Galen Center and cheering the Trojans on to a victory.
What song can you sing entirely by heart?
Rock Your Body — a Justin Timberlake classic.
What are some small things that make your day better?
A hot cup of coffee in the morning and a good Spotify playlist!