Irani Residential College has a focus on performance science. Performance science focuses on the mind, body, and business. Students in this residential college will get to explore their untapped potential in learning how to break down barriers inhibiting leadership, decision-making, resilience, or creative potential. Students will attend programs and workshops that will help them understand brain and body function, human behavior, psychology, emotion, and leadership, all with the goals of maximizing performance, both individually and within an organization or community.
Residential College Staff & Faculty
Tiffany De Leon is the Residential College Coordinator for Cale & Irani Residential Colleges. Tiffany De Leon was born and raised in the neighborhood surrounding USC and earned her master’s in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the USC Rossier School of Education. It was at USC where she began her experience in residential education by doing a graduate assistantship in the department. Before coming to USC, she attended the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history with minors in sociology and Latin American studies. Most recently, De Leon worked as a community coordinator for housing and residential life California State University, Fullerton. She is passionate about the development of student leaders such as the resident assistants. As a first-generation student, she is also passionate about issues of access and retention surrounding that student group. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants and traveling.
Graduate Residential College Coordinator
Cale & Irani Residential Colleges
Oluwatobiloba Ishola, who goes by “Tobi,” immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria with her family when she was 11. She has lived in the San Fernando Valley ever since. She obtained a bachelor’s in political science and with a minor in public policy from University of Redlands in 2015. Through her undergraduate involvement in residence life, Greek life, and student life, she realized my passion was in helping students navigate their institutions and in developing their autonomy. She is excited to continue following this passion at USC. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in postsecondary administration and student affairs at the USC Rossier School of Education. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, recreating Pinterest art, hiking, debating and spending time with family and friends.
Ruth Gim Chung
Faculty in Residence
Cale & Irani Residential Colleges
Ruth Gim Chung’s research interests are in cultural psychology and multicultural counseling, with focus on the acculturative process of Asian Americans and how it affects families and development of cultural identity in adolescents. She created a measure of acculturation (AAMAS) as well as intergenerational conflict (ICI) that are used widely in research on Asian Americans. She has published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology as well as Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and at one time ranked fifth among most frequent contributors to the field of multicultural counseling. She also co-edited a book on Sacred Spaces: Religion and Spirituality in Korean America published by University of Illinois Press. In terms of her pedagogical expertise, Chung specializes in teaching of statistics and research methodology in a meaningful and engaging manner to practitioners.