2022 Commencement Speaker: Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix, USC Commencement Speaker 2022It seems like we already know everything we need to know about her, but in many ways, she is still carving her path. Her commitment to excellence has cast a shadow of predictability, but Allyson Felix BS ‘08 stands alone. She is the most decorated Track & Field Olympian in history. An eleven-time Olympic medalist. Seven-time Olympic Champion. World Record Holder. She has won, a mind-blowing, twenty-five global medals at the Olympics and World Championships. With a recent event change on the track, Allyson is still honing her craft and seems to find passion and determination rivaled only by the greatest of the greats. Serena Williams. Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant. She continues to dig deep and find new goals to motivate and drive her.

At this stage of her career, Allyson has found passions off the track which she believes are her true calling. She loves children and serves as a member of the Right To Play board hoping to raise awareness for underserved children in developing regions. She has hosted a wrap-up series for an Emmy-winning prime-time show on NBC. Allyson has accomplished so much, but her greatest accomplishment and her greatest love is her daughter, Camryn, who reminds her every day that she can never stop fighting for what is right in this world. She continues to strive for greatness in all areas reminding us that we all can achieve things we never dreamed of.