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Meet METRANS K12 Lead, Namitha Nixon

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

by Elizabeth Adkins, USC BS Business Administration 2025

Namitha Nixon is a sophomore from Portland, Oregon pursuing a Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA) degree at USC. Ever since she was little, she was infatuated with the magic behind how movies are made. She would watch behind-the-scenes clips trying to understand everything about how films were produced. Nixon was drawn to USC by the unique BCA program at its Cinematic School of the Arts, one of the oldest and most prestigious film schools in the world. In one of her classes, called “Magic of Disney,'' she got to meet the directors of the hit movies Toy Story, Frozen, Brave, and other talented individuals.  In addition to USC’s strong film program, another factor that made Nixon want to join the Trojan family was its unmatched school spirit. 


Namitha Nixon, Business of Cinematic Arts, USC


Nixon has been working on the K-12 and strategy teams with METRANS since freshman year and is now the K-12 team lead and the secretary of the METRANS Toastmasters organization. Her experience with METRANS has shaped her interest and curiosity in transportation systems both in LA and around the world. During her time in LA, she hopes to explore more of the city’sMetro and bus system. After graduating, she hopes to have a career that focuses on both the creative and analytical aspects of marketing and business strategy.


Outside of school and work, Nixon has a travel blog with her twin sister, Nandhana. They write blog posts about a variety of topics ranging from Seoul transportation guides to Portland cafe hunting tips. She serves as the Director of Administration on the Marshall Women’s Leadership Board, an organization that strives to shape young Trojan women into dynamic, confident, and successful business professionals and empower one another as aspiring business women. Nixon also serves as the VP of Career Development for the Marshall Entertainment Association, a pre-professional organization focused on the business side of the entertainment industry. She is also part of a Panhellenic sorority on campus which has helped her find a home away from home. 


Nixon is grateful to METRANS Associate Director, Dr. Victoria Deguzman for allowing her to have the incredible opportunity to be a part of the student team and guiding her in both her positions with METRANS and in life. “I have learned so much from her and through this role and don’t know where I would be without Dr. Deguzman’s support over the years!”


About the Author

Elizabeth Adkins is a freshman studying Business Administration at USC and a writer for METRANS. Growing up in Georgia and seeing the urban sprawl around Atlanta, she became interested in urban and public transit development. When she is not at school or work, you can find her creating content for her social media pages or trying new boba spots in LA.