Hall of Fame

Meet our past USC ITE leaders.

This Hall of Fame honors those who led USC ITE during their college career and have continued to make an impact in their profession, or in other ways brought distinction to their alma mater.

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James Huang (President, 2022 - 2023)

Degrees earned: BS Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)

James recently graduated from USC, and is interested in the intersection of micromobility, technology, and sustainability. He is currently working at BCG as an Associate Consultant, and hopes to specialize in the tech and sustain abilities verticals within. His favorite accomplishment as USC ITE president was that we were able to bring the Western District SLS back to an in person format by hosting the SLS at USC in 2023.

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Arlo Fischer (President, 2021 - 2022)

Degrees earned: BS Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)

Arlo is an aviation planner at HNTB. Since joining HNTB’s Oakland office in March 2023, he has supported a number of tasks for airports, including airfield geometry studies, historical weather analysis, assessment of land use compatibility, airport parking facility design, and preparation of airport layout plans. With a passion for delivering high-quality work, Arlo is also interested in developing workflows for repeatable processes and making learning resources accessible to his team. His favorite memory as USC ITE president is: I'll never forget spending hours on Zoom creating USC ITE's submission for the ITE Micromobility Sandbox Competition in 2020, right after we were sent home from school due to the pandemic. Despite our team members being scattered across at least three different time zones, we all got so close while developing an awesome report!

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Lei Lily Tam (President, 2019 - 2020)

Degrees earned: BS Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS Global Supply Chain Management, MBA

Lily is currently a Senior Product Manager at City National Bank. She has also worked in various corporate technical and product roles across several industries. Lily is a proud Trojan alum, and is a first generation college graduate and takes pride in her AAPI identity. Fight on! Her favorite memory as USC ITE president is that she loved organizing the 2020 ITE conference jointly with our cross town rivals!

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Maya Bouchet (President, 2017 - 2018)

Degrees earned: BS Policy, Planning and Development

Maya is a transportation planner with Kimley-Horn and Associates. She works on long-range multi-jurisdictional planning documents, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Master Plans, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Plans, Fiber Optic Master Plans, Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Plans, and Transit Feasibility Studies. She has completed several design projects involving traffic signal modifications, fiber optic improvements, and active transportation facilities. She is a Certified Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and she is an active member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITSCA) Young Professionals Group (YPG). Her fondest memory of USC ITE was traveling with the group to the Student Leadership Summit, hosted in Corvallis, Oregon. Not only was the conference a great experience, but it was also her first introduction to Kimley-Horn, ultimately leading to her full-time offer.

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Vincent Nguyen (President, 2014 - 2015)

Degrees earned: BS Civil Engineering, MS Civil Engineering

I spent the first 7 years of my career as a design consultant. A majority of my projects were for terminal renovations at LAX, PDX, and SEA. My first project as a full time engineer was the $1.7B West Gates at Tom Bradley International terminal. As the prime civil consultant we designed various utilities, pavement, marking, and phasing plans. There is nothing quite like watching an aircraft park at layout you designed. Currently, I am a Program Manager/Civil Engineer for the FAA(Federal Aviation Administration). Specifically I work for the Airports Division in the Seattle ADO (Airports District Office). In this role I support over a dozen airports as they apply for federal funding. We review various plans and specifications for eligibility as well as compliance with FAA design standards. Airport sizes range from Commercial Service to General Aviation. There's an industry saying "when you've seen one airport, you've seen one airport". It is fascinating trying to meet the needs of all these different airports/agencies.My most memorable ITE moment was attending the first ITE Student Leadership Summit at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. There was a speed interview session that was invaluable for me in developing my confidence in that setting. I am forever grateful for the industry folks who volunteered their time and wisdom. Because of that experience, I am always open to connecting with students/young professionals. Feel free to add me on LinkedIn and reach out if you'd like to chat.

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Samuel Levy (President, 2012 - 2013)

Degrees earned: BS Civil Engineering, MS Transportation Systems

Sam is currently a Senior Manager in Network Planning at United Airlines in Chicago. In his role he is responsible for optimizing United’s network from its three largest hubs—Chicago, Denver, and Houston. Prior to United, Sam was at Hawaiian Airlines in Honolulu working in revenue strategy. He is a proud Trojan alum and has been back to every homecoming game but one since graduating. His favorite ITE memories are securing an insider before-it-opened tour of L.A. Metro’s Exposition Line, building the chapter with first president, Christine Mercado, and getting to know the great folks at UCLA ITE.

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