Rini Sampath

former USC Student Body President, writer

Rini Sampath recently graduated from the University of Southern California, where she served as Student Body President, representing 18,500 undergraduate students. Rini is nationally recognized as the first female Student Body President at USC in a decade, as well as the first dual-female ticket to win in PAC-12 history. Rini drove a major diversity and inclusion movement on USC's campus amidst the 2015 campus protests. News outlets such as NBC News, Teen Vogue, NPR, The Washington Post have featured her work; she has given several talks on the topic of race, class, and gender at Harvard University, in Chicago with Secretary Arne Duncan and the U.S. Department of Education, and more. Rini's columns for USC's oldest print publication, the Daily Trojan, where she served as the Editorial Director, are published by the Oxford University Press and Cengage Learning. Rini has lived in places such as India and Singapore but now calls Irvine, Calif. her home. Rini believes every person deserves equal opportunity to live a happy life, with access to the resources that can bring them personal success.

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