Calhoun Honors College

CES Mentors

Degrees Within the College of Engineering and Science

Biosystems Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Computer Information Systems
Mathematical Sciences

Meet the Mentors

The Calhoun Honors College has sixteen mentors within the College of Engineering and Science. Please take the time to read about their involvement on campus and with the Honors Mentor Program below.


Name: Nathan Baugh
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Business Administration
Class: 2018

Campus Involvement: Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries, Engineers Without Borders, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clemson Navigators, Global Symposium, FCA, Habitat for Humanity, and Intramural Sports (Flag Football and Basketball)

Bio: "Hey everybody what’s up!? First off let me just tell you that you chose one heck of a college, Clemson and everyone here are awesome and I’m excited to meet you guys! I love being able to get outside all the time, whether it be walking down to the dikes or going hiking on the weekends. If I’m not outside you can probably find me in Fike, you probably won’t ever find me in the library. You can expect mentoring events to be focused around food and having some fun. I’m very laid back and would be more than happy to help you guys in any way that I can."


Name: Suzanne Bradley
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Major: Bioengineering (Biomaterials)
Class: 2017

Campus Involvement: DJ at WSBF Radio, Creative Inquiry Research, Dixon Fellows, Honors College Community Service Group, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Undergraduate Clemson Bioengineering Society (UCBS)  

Bio: "Welcome to Clemson!  My name is Suzanne, and I can’t wait to meet you all this upcoming school year! I will be a junior bioengineering major this fall, and I’m planning on going to graduate school for Bioengineering. So here’s a little bit about me: I love going to football games and other sporting events, and I enjoy spending time outdoors. I’m involved in several engineering clubs, as well as a Creative Inquiry Project, so if you have any questions about engineering specifically I can definitely help. I also love coffee, so I hope we can meet up as a group for coffee this semester, as well as go out to dinner to get to know each other! I also look forward to hearing your ideas of activities we can do or places y’all would like to visit! I know coming to college is a big change, so I hope I can be here to help make that transition a little easier! If you have any questions about class registration or campus involvement, I will be here to help. I’m really excited to get to know all of you in the fall! Go Tigers!"


Name: Laura Chopp
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Class: 2017

Campus Involvement: Clemson Club Swim Team, Pi Tau Sigma ME Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Intramurals

Bio: "I’m so excited to be an Honors Peer Mentor again this year! As a freshman, I moved nearly 3,000 miles away from Seattle without knowing a single person here at Clemson. I know how difficult the transition to college can be. After an awesome first two years here, I hope I can share my experiences and help you make the most of your freshman year! I can offer advice about engineering and honors classes, getting involved on campus, and finding summer internships. My interests include sports, travelling, music, and hanging out with friends. I am willing to meet with my group as often as my mentees would like, whether it’s grabbing ice cream downtown or playing a sport outdoors. I’ll also be available to answer questions anytime by email or text. Go Tigers!"


Name: Jenny D'Anthony
Hometown: Phillipsburg, NJ
Major: Bioengineering
Minor: Financial Managment
Class: 2018

Campus Involvement: Clemson Rowing Team, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Prosthetics and Orthotics Creative Inquiry, Club Basketball Team, Habitat for Humanity

Bio: "Welcome to the Clemson family! I had an incredible freshman year largely due to all of the great people I have met. Although the transition to a new school can be overwhelming I want to help make your freshman year great. I would love to help you in whatever way I can whether it be offering academic advice, helping you get involved on campus, or just being a friend to hang out with. Outside of school I love to play sports, hang out with friends, and cheer on our fellow tigers. I hope to take my mentees out to coffee, dinner, or ice cream or go for a hike, hang out at the beach, or have a movie night – I’m open to whatever! I am always just an email or text away. I can’t wait to meet my mentees, GO TIGERS!!"


Name: Rachel Davis
Hometown: Twinsburg, OH
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Class: 2018

Campus Involvement: Tiger Band, CU Concert Band, CU Pep Band, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Recording Secretary, Intramurals

Bio: "Hey everyone, my name is Rachel Davis and I’m from a small town in Northeast Ohio. When I came to Clemson, I did not know anyone and so I joined Tiger Band. I play flute and piccolo and have since joined the Band Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. As a mentor, I hope to be someone that you all can talk to about anything and everything. I want to help make your transition as easy and as fun as possible. I can’t wait to come back to Clemson and help you have a great first year in the Calhoun Honors College."


Name: Matthew DeAngelis
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Major: Computer Science
Minor: German
Class: 2016

Campus Involvement: 2012 EUREKA! Participant, Dixon Global Policy Scholars, Engineers Without Borders, Clemson Cyber Defense Club

Bio: "Welcome to Clemson! I am a senior from Spartanburg who recently moved to Fort Mill. I started out in engineering and switched to computer science, so I try to give you some perspective if either of those majors interest you or if you’re trying to make up your mind on what to study. I love to travel and to talk about traveling, and have taken every chance to study abroad while at Clemson including a semester in Germany and a summer in South Africa. I also love the outdoors and frequently go hiking and camping. If any of that sounds interesting, I’d love to help you find what you love about Clemson!"


Name: Cassidy Laird
Hometown: Flemming Island, FL
Major: Biosystems Engineering
Minor: International Engineering and Science
Class: 2016

Campus Involvement: Tiger Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA), Biosystems Engineering Club (Vice President), Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, EUREKA! 2012 Summer Research, Dixon Fellows Program

Bio: "I came from a small town outside of Jacksonville, FL, and didn’t really know anyone. My solution to that was to join Tiger Band, and as you can see above, plenty of other activities. Fun fact about me: I have plenty of experience overseas – for example, last year I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a semester! I love to read, and am also a huge fan of music, so you’ll catch me at a lot of the performances in Brooks. I always enjoy taking a break to go do something fun, whether it’s getting ice cream, watching a movie, or exploring, and I am quick to respond to questions. So whether it be with some advice or just casual conversation, I can’t wait to aid my mentees in having a great first year."


Name: Timothy Litzinger
Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
Major: Bioengineering (Materials Concentration)
Minor: Business Administration
Class: 2017

Campus Involvement: Research, Habitat for Humanity, Creative Inquiry, Study Abroad, Intramurals (Soccer, volleyball), Catholic Student Association

Bio: "Welcome to Clemson!  I am a junior bioengineering student focused on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, planning on pursuing a PhD.  I am travelling to Singapore this summer in order to do research and experience the unique culture there through a research abroad program.  Outside of academics, I enjoy trading in the stock market and playing sports, as well as attending Clemson games.  I understand the difficulties experienced freshman year, whether in classes or social transition, and would be happy to share my knowledge and experiences with you to make your year as enjoyable as possible.  I also have connections in many different majors and organizations, and would love to provide any resources you need, from learning about a club team to student government or one of the many societies.  I look forward to seeing you this fall!"


Name: Megan Main
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Major: Industrial Engineering
Minor: Business Administration
Class: 2016

Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Panhellenic Counselor, Alpha Phi Mu: Industrial Engineering Honor Society, Creative Inquiry, Undergraduate Research

Bio: “I am so excited to be an Honors Mentor this year! As a mentor, I want to be someone that my group can talk to whenever they need anything. I want to be able to help my group make the adjustment to Clemson as fun and easy as possible! My hobbies include, running, hiking, and hanging out by Lake Hartwell with some friends."


Name: Sharon Olang
Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
Major: Bioengineering (Biomaterials concentration)
Class: 2016

Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Clemson Bioengineering Society (UCBS), Creative Inquiry, Honors Pre-Med Group Co-chair, Dixon Fellows, Honors Ambassador, WISE, Seniors Advising Sophomores in Honors (SASH), EUREKA! Summer Research Program, WISE Project Counselor

“Hey you guys! I'm really excited to meet you all!  I'm a senior bioengineering major on a pre-med track, so if you're interested in pursuing medicine, I can definitely give you some advice.  I will be as hands-off or as involved as you would like me to be.  Some activities I have in mind are getting ice cream, eating dinner together, really whatever you guys would like to do! I love answering questions, especially bizarre questions, so don't be afraid to ask me anything! Again, I look forward to meeting you all in the fall and can't wait to share all that Clemson has to offer."


Name: Lauren Pruett
Hometown: Weaverville, NC
Major: Bioengineering (Biomaterials concentration)
Class: 2017

Campus Involvement: 2013 EUREKA! Participant 2014 EUREKA! Counselor, Honors Ambassador, Tau Beta Pi, FIMRC, Intramural Sports, Alpha Lambda Delta, Undergraduate Research, General Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA), Mountain Lakes Church Children’s Ministry Volunteer, Undergraduate Clemson Bioengineering Society (UCBS)

Bio: "I am so excited to be an Honors Mentor this year!    As a rising junior I have two wonderful years of Clemson experiences to share with you guys!   I know the transition to college can be scary, but I promise you will love the Clemson Family and start to call Clemson your home very soon.  I am a Bioengineering major and can help any of you sign up for general engineering classes and help you get involved!   For my mentor group this year I am planning to show you all the best things Clemson has to offer and give advice on any part of the college transition process!   Go Tigers!"


Name: Katelyn Ragland
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Major: Bioengineering
Minor: Spanish
Class: 2017

Campus Involvement: FIMRC (For International Medical Relief of Children, Engineering World Health, Clemson Outdoors Club, Clemson Elementary Volunteer with Honors College, Honors Premed Society, Honors Ambassador, Intramurals, ALD Freshman Honors Society (VP), ODK Honors Society, Campus Recreation Employee (Group Fitness Instructor)

Bio: “I’m an analytical thinker, whose favorite “machine” is the human body. As a result, I’m a bioengineer on my way to medical school. I try to get outside as often as possible: running, napping, attending sporting events. In addition to all the organizations I’m involved in, I’m rather knowledgeable of the countless opportunities I haven’t found time to do myself. I’d love to help you find your niche here at Clemson and discover just how fantastic life is here as a student. I’m looking forward to finding creative ways to spend my budget with you all… probably involving good food. I can’t wait to meet you all in the fall!"


Name: Kristen Savary
Hometown: Dubuque, IA
Major: Mathematical Sciences
Minor: Computer Science
Class: 2018

Campus Involvement: Honors Mentor, Honors Ambassador, EUREKA! participant, Calhoun Honors College Community Service Group, Calhoun Honors College Office Assistant, Clemson Intramurals, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Dixon Fellows, Cryptography Creative Inquiry

Bio: "Welcome to the Clemson family! I’m so excited to be a mentor for the 2015-2016 year! I am very far away from home, but choosing Clemson has been the best decision I could have made. I know what it’s like to transition from not knowing a single person to feeling at home, and I want to make that transition for you as smoothly as possible. It’s okay if you don’t have your life planned out yet: that is what college is for. I would love to help you with anything you may need, whether it be registration for classes, Honors programs to apply to, or just someone to talk to and relieve some stress. Ice cream is my favorite food so I will definitely be taking my mentees to ’55 Exchange or Spill the Beans! I look forward to meeting you! Go Tigers!"


Name: Katie Tobik
Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
Major: Bioengineering
Minor: Biomaterials
Class: 2018

Campus Involvement: Clemson University Tiger Band, Clemson University Symphony Orchestra, Clemson University Pep Band, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Bio: "Welcome to Clemson! I am so excited to have you join the Clemson family where I hope you will feel as welcome as I have!  Right away, I became very involved as I joined Tiger Band and the Symphony Orchestra.  This gave me the opportunity to get to know so many people on campus — many of whom I call my good friends today!   However, I am always up for meeting new people!  My junior year of high school I moved from Orlando, FL to South Carolina, so I know all about making big transitions.  I want to be there for my mentor group, as people have been there for me.  I enjoy discovering and sharing good food so I would love to have my mentor group go out for a meal and get to know one another.  I look forward to meeting everyone in the fall!  Go Tigers!"


Name: Tristan Woods
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Music
Class: 2018

Campus Involvement: Chi Alpha Campus Ministry Worship Leader, Clemson Club Swim, Jazz Combo, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Clemson Outdoors club, Intramurals, Longsword Club

Bio: "Congratulations! You have officially been accepted into the greatest school on Earth!  Get excited, because you are about to open the next chapter of life, and you’ve picked just the place to do it.  As a sophomore, I know just how that transition feels, and I can’t wait to help make yours as smooth and as awesome as possible.  I am involved in many different facets of Clemson living, and will be happy to help you find the one that fits you the best.  I’m very laid back and am always willing to help with anything you could possibly need.  I love being outdoors, so hiking and outdoor sports (like Frisbee!) are definitely on the agenda.  I love to run, bike, and swim, and I plan on joining the running club in the fall.  I also play electric guitar and love jamming to blues and classic rock, though I am dabbling in jazz and enjoy just about any type of music.  I can’t wait to meet you all, and I look forward to watching you all earn your stripes. Go Tigers!!"


Name: Libby Zanin
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Major: Biosystems Engineering
Minor: Spanish
Class: 2017

Campus Involvement: Biosystems Engineering Club, Catholic Student Association, Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), ODK Leadership Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, ASC Calculus Tutor, UTA for General Engineering, Tigers Teach Intern

Bio: "Hi! I am excited that you have made the decision to be a member of the Calhoun Honors College! I have really enjoyed my time here as an honors student and know you will too! I love to run, play soccer, hike, bike, and eat! As your mentor, I would love to do any of these activities with you! I also love to travel and would be happy to talk to you about my experiences and how you can get trips funded while at Clemson University. I am very laid back and would be happy to help you with whatever I can, whenever I can."