Isabel Chao

Student at the University of Southern California

United States

Isabel is a student at the University of Southern California pursuing a dual degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing as well as English Narrative Studies. She has past experience as a features writer in the Daily Trojan, USC's student-run newspaper, and has an affinity for writing academic papers. Isabel has an interest working in tech, entertainment, and education fields, passionate about the intersections between psychology, design, storytelling, and business.

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Daily Trojan

Daily Trojan
Dornsife launches first USC Japanese internment class | Daily Trojan

For Matthew Weisbly, the period of Japanese internment during World War II is a crucial part of history often overlooked in school curriculums. Weisbly, a junior majoring in history, first heard about the internment when he was 12 or 13 years old from watching the film Come See the Paradise and remembered how his high school history class only spent one day on the topic.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day aims to decrease disease stigma | Daily Trojan

Wednesday marks the 18th year of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day established to increase awareness and decrease stigma around sexually transmitted diseases within black communities. "HIV and AIDS disproportionately affects black youth," said Tensie Taylor, assistant director of the USC Black Alumni Association.

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Viterbi professors win Air Force's Young Investigator Award | Daily Trojan

The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Out of 280 proposals from researchers nationwide, two USC Viterbi School of Engineering professors received $450,000 grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to aid the force's mission through their investigative studies.

USC Academic Papers

Intersectionality: Diagonal Crossings - Isabel Chao

For years, young women disappeared in Juarez, a Mexican border city, only to have their bodies found in the desert and showing signs of assault. Their killers specifically targeted poor, dark, indigenous women who did not have the power to pursue justice (Portillo). The femicide occurred as a result of their intersectional identity.

USC Law and Society
Is There a Fundamental Right to Education?

Academic paper analyzing the landmark cases Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, and Plyler v. Doe to determine if there is a fundamental right to education.

USC Global Chinese Cinema
Filmmaker Analysis: Wei Te-Sheng

Film analysis deciphering the evolution of Taiwanese filmmaker Wei Te-Sheng's representation of the colonial Japan-Taiwan relationship.

USC Writing and Critical Reasoning
Residential Segregation from a History of Racism

People ignore that residential segregation is perpetrated through racially discriminatory strategies, a history of de jure segregation, and white culture that deliberately prevent racial minorities from living in the same neighborhoods as whites. As a result, minorities are unable to gain equal access to resources, further undermining them and preventing upward social mobility.