A recent USC graduate was on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, according to the USC Chinese Student and Scholars Association.
The group posted on its Facebook page Thursday saying that it had confirmed with the Consulate-General of P.R.C. in Los Angeles that 2012 graduate Qiao Xing was one of the 239 people on board of the flight that disappeared last Saturday.
Xing received a Masters degree in petroleum engineering from USC and began working at Shell Oil Company in Beijing last year, according to LA Weekly.
A representative from Shell Oil Company confirmed with LA Weekly that an employee was on the missing flight, but would not confirm whether the employee was Xing.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared last Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.