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Meet the CULSOC Instructors

photo of Victoria Corbin

Dr. Victoria Corbin is the director of the Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Dr. V. earned her B.A. in biology at Pacific Lutheran University and her Ph.D. in biology at Harvard University. After graduating, Dr. V. did post-doctoral research at Rockefeller University and then began a job as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas. Dr. V’s research has investigated how genes are regulated to make their products in the right places and at the right times, and she has also examined how cells “talk” to coordinate their behavior to make muscles. She has had research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She has trained many students and earned several teaching awards. In 2013, Dr. V. moved to Clemson University to run the outreach program and to help people of all ages learn to love science! For fun, she loves to hike, kayak, swim, travel and hang out with her friends. She has two sons and two dogs—all males! 

picture of KatherineKatherine Freeman is one of our instructors for the summer science programs!  She is a recent graduate of Clemson University, who just completed a BS degree in Genetics with a minor in Biochemistry.  Katherine has been involved in the outreach center for three years now. She was a camp intern for the past two summers! Katherine believes she would like to get an advanced degree in Genetics or Education, and then become a professor. Katherine has worked with many children and teens while tutoring children with the America Reads program, teaching science labs to elementary school children, tutoring middle schoolers in writing, and volunteering at Central Elementary School.  She used to live in the Chicago suburbs, but moved to Clemson while in high school. One of Katherine’s favorite things to do in South Carolina is to go on long hikes through the woods. She also has two cats, and their brothers! 

ChantyChanty Brown is a junior at Clemson University where she is majoring in Biomaterials Engineering. She is a Peer Academic Mentor (PAM) here at Clemson University. Which means she helps to tutor struggling students. Chanty has been a part of the outreach center for almost a year now. She also participates in K-12 STEM outreach projects that take science lessons and experiments to nearby schools. Her hobbies include cooking, drawing, and listening to music. After graduation, Chanty will be attending grad school for a master’s degree in biomaterials engineering.