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2014 Scholars

Kristin Fuller

Kristin Fuller
Daphne, AL
Major: Material Science and Engineering

Minor: Chemistry

Campus Involvement and Leadership: 

Ethics Bowl team (2015-), College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Science (CECAS) Ambassador (2015-), CECAS Student Advisory Board - MS&E representative (2017-), Phi Psi National Textile Honors Fraternity - Merchandise Chair (2016-), Multicultural and International Engagement Committee (2017-), Sexuality and Gender Alliance (CUSAGA) - Clemson Alumni Society for Equality liaison (2014-2016), Engineers Without Borders (2014-2015)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences

Research assistant with Dr. Mefford, Clemson MSE Department (2015-): Synthesize and characterize magnetic nanoparticles for inducing hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer; develop method for synthesis of gadolinium chelates for MRI contrasting agents

Research assistant for Dr. Grayson, Tulane Chemistry Department: Worked on independent project synthesizing high generation dendritic calibrants to improve mass spectrometry accuracy

Plant Engineering Intern at Corning, Inc.: completed independent project investigating feasibility of different chemical suppliers for the optical fiber plant in Wilmington, NC


Zach Girvin

Zach Girvin
Simpsonville, SC
Major: Bioengineering 

Campus Involvement and Leadership: 

Cooperative Student Fellowship (President), Engineers Without Borders (President), Clemson LIFE Volunteer

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

2017 Water Mission Summer Intern, 2016 Clemson DeFINE Bioengineering Internship, service work in Munyanya, Zambia


Grace Glenn

Grace Glenn
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Major: Computer Science (B.S.)
Minor: Economics

Campus Involvement and Leadership:

School of Computing Teaching Assistant (January 2017-present); SASH Honors mentor (2017-present); Dixon Global Policy Scholars (2015 cohort); WSBF-FM Student Radio DJ (2014-present); The Pendulum International Affairs Magazine (2014-present)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

Machine Learning internship with Squarespace (Manhattan, NY) on search personalization (Summer 2017)

Honors thesis with Dr. Alex Herzog and Dr. Ilya Safro on natural language processing and topic analysis (Spring 2017-) 

Research assistant at University of Massachusetts-Amherst modeling collective behavior in group problem-solving (Summer 2016)

Research assistant for Dr. Patrick Warren investigating trends in crowd-funded and grant-funded documentary film-making (Summer 2014)


Patrick Gorospe

Patrick Gorospe
Rock Hill, SC 
Major: Industrial Engineering
Minor: Business Administration

Campus Involvement and Leadership: Chair - Transportation & Facilities Committee - Undergraduate Student Senate (Spring 2017 - Present), University Innovation Fellow (Fall 2016 - Present), Design & Entrepreneurship Network (DEN) (Spring 2017 - Present)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

Leadership Through Accelerated Development (LEAD) Intern - Campbell Soup Company, Team Maxton, Continuous Improvement - worked on starch cut-off improvements and pea bean product quality - studied Lean Six Sigma methodology to earn LSS Yellow Belt

Resident Assistant Learning Institute (RALI) - two weeks on intensive training on student development theory, crisis management, conflict resolution, and health & wellness (Summer 2015, Summer 2016).


Neha Kumar

Neha Kumar
Simpsonville, SC
Major: Genetics
Minor: Political Science, Psychology

Campus Involvement and Leadership: 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month/Domestic Violence Awareness Month Planning Committee, CUSG Director of Multicultural/International Engagement, Southern Poverty Law Center-Clemson Chapter President, Habitat for Humanity, Clemson College Democrats, Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, American Medical Students Association (AMSA), Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), Biochemistry/Genetics Club, To Write Love on Her Arms, Clemson Global Policy Scholars, Dixon Fellows Mentorship Program

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences

Worked at Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (health policy think tank out of Ann Arbor, Michigan), researching the various new healthcare bills proposed during the summer of 2017

Medical internship at Greenville Health System (2016)

Research in Dr. Smith's Lab, investigating the effect of gene knockouts on the growth and virulence of C. neoformans (2015-)

Internship at the Minority Students Office (2014-)

Researched under Dr. Kerstin Blomquist at Furman University, investigating the effects of media and advertising on body image and eating/weight disorders in adolescent populations (2012-2014)


Joseph Litts

Joseph Litts
Florence, SC
Major: History
Minor: Chemistry 

Campus Involvement and Leadership: Society & Culture Section editor, The Pendulum Magazine of Clemson

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

The 2016 MESDA Institute on the Upper Chesapeake

The 2015 Summer Intern at the Henry Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts at UGA,

Docent/Volunteer for Historic Properties at the South Carolina Botanical Garden

Editorial Assistant for the TS Eliot Studies Annual.


Killian McDonald

Killian McDonald
Columbia, SC
Major: Political Science and Women's Leadership

Campus Involvement and Leadership: Clemson College Democrats Secretary, Clemson Feminist Club Events Coordinator, Gamma Sigma Sigma Social Chair, Honors Mentor, Honors Ambassador, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society, Dixon Global Policy Scholar, Clemson Writing Fellow

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

Government Relations and Campus Outreach Intern with the Feminist Majority Foundation

Religious Expression and Public Education Creative Inquiry

It Takes a Girl Creative Inquiry

Study abroad at Stellenbosch University


Tyler Rodgers

Tyler Rodgers
Charleston, SC
Major: Architecture
Minor: Sustainability

Campus Involvement and Leadership: 

Writing Fellow, Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honors Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Clemson Sustainability Committee, Student representative on the Mickel Fellow Faculty Search Committee Member for the Architecture College


Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

Internship with Stephen Yablon Architecture (Summer 2017)

Internship with the Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architecture Firm in Los Angeles, CA, (Summer 2016)

Grand Canyon Maymester (Summer 2016)

Summer study abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa (2015)

Creative Inquiry: Founding a Sustainable Clemson 3D Printing Space (2015)

Creative Inquiry: Composites Manufacturing in Architecture (2016-2017)

Internship with PRISM Church: Lead Designer for a Sustainable Mobile Tiny House


Ansley Sackett

Ansley Sackett
Greensboro, NC
Major: Animal and Veterinary Science
Minor: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Biological Sciences 

Campus Involvement and Leadership: 

CUSG – Agricultural Affairs Director, Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee - Vice President (2016-17), Gamma Phi Beta Sorority – Parliamentarian (2017), Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Mortar Board – Order of Athena Chapter, Dairy Science Club, Pre-Veterinary Club

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

Veterinary Assistant at Magnolia Veterinary Hospital, 2017-2017 (Anderson, SC)

Creative Inquiry with Dr. Gustavo Lascano

Ruminant Nutrition Research Team

Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa - Summer 2015 and Spring 2016

Summer 2017 internship with the Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the North Carolina Zoo (Asheboro, NC)


Jessica Schnorr

Jessica Schnorr
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Major: Language and International Health
Minor: Life Sciences

Campus Involvement and Leadership: 

Clemson Undergraduate Student Government (Senate – Chairwoman of Health and Human Services, Steering Member of the Year, Agricultural Affairs Committee), Chair of Legacy Day 2017, President of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority External Philanthropy Chairwoman, Student Affairs Student Advisory Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Consumer Health Advisory Board.

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences

Research in homologous recombination and DNA double-strand break repair with Dr. Michael Sehorn (2015-18)

Medical Internship and Study Abroad in Córdoba, Argentina (2017)

Student with Charleston Maternal Fetal Medicine (2015)

Summer study abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa (2015)

Research in stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems using gold nanoparticles and phospholipid vesicles with Dr. Christopher Kitchens (2014)


Sarah Timmins

Sarah Timmins
Memphis, TN
Major: Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvement and Leadership: Clemson Debate Team, Academic Team, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Engineers without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, CGSA, Intramural volleyball team

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Research in Dr. Mefford's lab on self-assembling magnetic nanoparticles for inducing hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer; Research in Dr. Tennyson's lab on the synthesis of benzimidazoles via nitroanilines

Research at the University of Cape Town on the use of palladium-based catalysts for the combustion of methane in small-scale fuel cells (Summer 2015)

Research at Mississippi State on the development of a process utilizing cavitation rheology to determine the Young's modulus of a hydrogel at the nanoscale (Summer 2013)


Sarah Waldvogel

Sarah Waldvogel
Clemson, SC
Major: Genetics and Biochemistry
Minor: German

Campus Involvement and Leadership: Omicron Delta Kappa - Webmaster (2016-Present), Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society - Treasurer (2015-2016), Clemson University German Club - Social Events Coordinator (2015-2016) and President (2016-Present), Dixon Fellows, Dixon Global Policy Scholars, Biochemistry and Genetics Club, National Scholars Retreat Team member (2015) and leader (2016), Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Clemson Concert Band, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Society, Phi Kappa Phi

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

Research in Dr. Michael Sehorn's biochemistry lab on proteins involved in homologous recombination and DNA double-strand break repair (2014-Present)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) writing computer programs for DNA visualizations in Dr. Jason Hallstrom's computer science lab (Summer 2014)

Study abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa (Summer 2015)

Dixon Global Policy Scholars enrichment experience in Strasbourg, Verdun, and Berlin (May 2015)

NSP Grand Canyon Maymester (May 2016)

Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children Summer International Health Fellowship in Peru (Summer 2016)


Casey Young

Casey Young
St. Leonard, MD
Major: Bioengineering

Campus Involvement and Leadership: 
Clemson University Rowing Association- Vice President, Grand Challenge Scholars- Vice President of Outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Engineers Without Borders, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Retreat Team 2015, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

Bioengineering Internship with absorbable polymers company Poly-Med Inc.

CU Defense Research- engineering to assist the armed forces under Dr. DesJardins

Medical Devices for the Developing World Research under Dr. Dean

Surgical Robotics Research

Shadowing Orthopedic Surgeon, Internship with United States Naval Air Systems Command (Summer 2016)


Eric Zuberi

Eric Zuberi
Lincoln, RI 
Major: Microbiology and Genetics
Minor: Chemistry

Campus Involvement and Leadership: Honors Student Advisory Board (Chair of Alumni Relations), UNICEF Club (Vice President 2015-2016), Chess Club (President), Racquetball Club (President), Dixon Fellows, Honors Peer Mentor, Federation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Biochemistry and Genetics Club, Microbiology Club

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences: 

Creative Inquiry Research with Dr. Shiou-Jyh Hwu on polyoxometallates for colon cancer treatment

Medical Internship at Pat Buster Health Clinic for indigent patients (Summer 2014)

Study abroad at the University of Stellenbosch (Summer 2015)

Research with Dr. Kozubowski on Cryptococcus neoformans

Summer Internship at the Cleveland Clinic hematology and oncology research department on NPM1 mutated acute myeloid leukemia and PBRM1 mutated renal cell cancer.

Internship at the University of South Carolina College of Medicine through the Finding Your Future Shadowing Program (Summer 2017)