Friday Lee Bakhos

Friday Lee Bakhos, a graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC), possesses considerable experience as a leader—both in her work and volunteer experience. Now working toward a Master's degree in Social Work, Bakhos previously attended Southwestern Law School and California State University Long Beach (CSULB).

While at CSULB, Friday Lee Bakhos served as a student assistant in the President's Office. She also spent more than three years as an assistant and administrative support coordinator in the Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts. In this role, Bakhos managed the office, trained other student assistants, and provided academic guidance to students within the college.

In addition to her academic and work responsibilities, Bakhos took part in many extracurricular activities, including serving as the Law Society's Vice President of Finance and the Philosophy Club's Secretary. She also completed study-abroad experiences in five European countries. Graduating in 2011, she earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Philosophy with minors in English literature and music.

Following her undergraduate education, Bakhos entered Southwestern Law School. She involved herself in several volunteer opportunities related to her field of study before transferring to USC. She helped immigrants with the naturalization process and assisted offenders with expungement cases. Her work with the General Relief Advocacy Project included helping the homeless find shelter, employment, and support services.

Bakhos also worked with Teen Court, a prevention program aimed at reducing juvenile recidivism. Working with the underprivileged high school students in the Los Angeles area, she educated hundreds of teens about the juvenile court system. She encouraged adolescents to be responsible and taught them about the legal consequences of breaking the law.

Beyond her academic and volunteer work, Friday Lee Bakhos enjoys playing the bassoon and flute in the Long Beach Wind Symphony. A sports enthusiast, she plays soccer and basketball. Her varied interests also include drawing, painting, and writing stories. She hopes to have a book published in the future.