Vasilis Vasiloudes OS Minor ‘19
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Program: Minor in Occupational Science, Class of 2019
Major: Human Biology
Describe your favorite occupational science minor course:
It is impossible to choose a favorite, however, “The Brain: Mind, Body, Self” certainly is up there. This class opened me up to a deeper understanding of the mind body connection which is something that needs to be balanced in all humans. For that reason, this class presented concepts that continue to show up in my life, whether that be in sport, the classroom, my relationships, communication, and sensitivity. Overall this class gives you a strong fundamental understanding of the things about life that are so mysterious — like the mind and the body
How do you plan to use what you have learned in the minor in the future?
I hope to take what I have learned from my classes—specifically from the brain course and lifespan development— and apply it in the medical setting. I think the perspectives OTs take on health need to be brought into medicine, and hopefully I can do that. One day I would also like to come back to USC and design a mind-body major/track that would include a combination of classes on OS, genetics/evolution, physiology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, physical education, and performing arts.
What are some small things that make your day better?
Taking a deep breath, looking at the beautiful architecture or trees on campus, running into friends and faculty on campus, and getting a FaceTime from my little sister.
If you could visit any time in history, where would you go and why?
I would go back to Ancient Greece and see what the original Olympic games were like as well as how theatrical comedies/tragedies were performed to the people of Ancient Greece.
What brought you to USC?
I always think about this and I remember saying to myself when I was deciding that something about USC just felt right…I couldn’t articulate it. Looking back, what brought me here was the diversity of students and people, a desire to understand different perspectives between the west and east coast, and USC is a great place to explore yourself safely.