Panel: USC Viterbi Alumni in Aerospace

Moderated by Julia Scheibmeir

Director, USC Viterbi Advancement

These USC Viterbi alumni offered advice to students attending the STEM Spotlight and shared details about their pathway from high school through college and now careers in aerospace.



Ian McCullough

BS ’16 Mechanical Engineering

Buyer, SpaceX

Ian is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. At USC, Ian was the President of USC Racing, CFO and Cofounder of 3D4E, a Viterbi Student Ambassador (VSA) and a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Rachel Morford

BS ’07 Electrical Engineering, MS ’07 Electrical Engineering. Emphasis in Communication Systems and Integrated Circuits.

Senior Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation

Rachel received a bachelors and master’s at USC before joining the Aerospace Corporation. At USC she was involved in Society of Women Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Mortar Board National Honor Society, Blue Key National Honor Society, Viterbi Student Ambassadors, USC Helenes, Associated Trustee and Presidential Scholars, and USC Swim Team. She graduated from the Thematic Option Honors Program, the general education honors program at the university.

Robyn Ringuette

Vice President of Liquid Propulsion, Virgin Orbit

Robyn recently joined the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Department Advisory Board. Robyn joined Virgin Galactic in 2012. Prior to that, he worked for 8 years at SpaceX, and 7 years at Boeing. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a degree in Satellite and Orbit Design from USC.

Published on October 5th, 2017

Last updated on April 27th, 2020