The SASH Program provides sophomore honors students the opportunity to connect with and learn from senior honors students. The SASH Program promotes a collaborative environment among honors students to enhance educational experiences. Senior Advisors work to provide a high level of service to honors student by helping them connect to and utilize honors and campus resources.
The goals of SASH are:
To facilitate student personal and professional growth and confidence
To develop students’ leadership skills, communication skills, and public relation skills
To provide students with a supportive environment
Meet Your Advisors:
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
Major: Biochemistry, Genetics
Research Topic(s): Acetate production in Cryptococcus neoformans
Fun Fact: I grew up swimming in the same league as Katie Ledecky, five-time Olympic gold medalist and 14-time world champion. One meet I out-touched her in a race, and it has been my claim to fame ever since.
Campus Involvement: Founder and President of CU Smile, Clemson's Random Acts of Kindness Club; Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader for Math 1040/1060/1070; Former officer of Clemson's Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honors Society chapter and Clemson's American Medical Student Association (AMSA) chapter
Honors Involvement: Honors College Ambassador, Honors Peer Mentor, Recipient of Educational Enrichment Travel Grant, Honors Biochemical Research in fungal pathogenesis
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Upperclassmen advice can be a great resource to help you find your way through college. Use our experiences and insight to your advantage - we are always happy to lend a helping hand! Keep an open mind about your future, and don't be afraid to follow whichever path feels right to you!”
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Major: Biochemistry, Genetics
Minor: Psychology, Biological Sciences
Research Topic(s): Researching DNA double strand break repair mechanisms in eukaryotes; researching physiological stress response while riding in a simulated autonomous vehicle
Fun Fact: I’ve gone bungee jumping at the highest bridge jump in the world.
Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Research, ASC Tutor, CUSG Judicial Branch, College of Science Student Advisory Board, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, American Medical Student Association, Habitat for Humanity, Omicron Delta Kappa
Honors Involvement: National Scholars Program
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Find time to read what you're interested in and not just what college wants you to read.”
Daniel (Dan) Freeman
Hometown: Kennebunkport, ME
Research Topic(s): : I’m interested in using machine learning and molecular biology to connect patients with targeted interventions.
Fun Fact: Last summer, I worked as a bike courier to finance rent at a MIT frat house.
Campus Involvement: Varsity Oarsman, Clemson Crew; Organic Chemistry Tutor, Academic Success Center; Co-Founder, Sexual Health Education and Advocacy (SHEA) Committee; Co-Founder, Peer Advising for Life Sciences (PALS)
Honors Involvement: SASH Mentor, Honors Ambassador, Dixon Fellow, Educational Enrichment Travel Grant Recipient, Free Coffee Drinker
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Never shy away from an opportunity to travel and try something new.”
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Fun Fact: I have run 5 half-marathons and I am training for my first full marathon in October.
Campus Involvement: Lutheran Campus Ministries, CU Donors for Life, AED, Study Abroad in Cordoba, Argentina
Honors Involvement: Dixon Fellows, Honors College Ambassador, Pre-Medical Group
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “If you see an opportunity that you want to participate in, don't be scared to go for it! Take the leap to study abroad or apply for that competitive internship.”
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Research Topic(s): Assessing the Effectiveness of Student-Centered Approaches in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Fun Fact: “I'm super fun-sized because I never reached five feet!”
Campus Involvement: Student Nurses Association (SNA), Student Ambassadors for Global Engagement (SAGE), St. Andrew Campus Ministry (CSA), Alpha Lambda Delta, Paw Pantry
Honors Involvement: Departmental Honors Program, Creative Inquiry Research
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, never wait for happiness in the future that you can reach for in this moment, and never say never (to a free meal).”
Hometown: Piedmont, SC
Major: English, Political Science
Research Topic(s): Historical Memory, and Citizenship
Fun Fact: I once broke a chair in the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs while studying abroad in the Balkans
Campus Involvement: Society, Culture, and Economics Editor for The Pendulum, Catholic Student Association, English Majors Organization
Honors Involvement: Summer in the Balkans 2017 Study Abroad, Spring 2018 in Belgrade Study Abroad, Internship at the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Education Programs in Washington, D.C. in Summer 2018, Honors research into Campus ADA compliance, Departmental Honors, Recipient of Educational Enrichment Travel Grant
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Be open to changes in what interests and excites you both personally and intellectually; there are so many unexpected opportunities that appear during college so really embrace all the twists and turns!”
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Minor: Art, Biology
Research Topic(s): Bioengineering – Orthopaedic Tissue Regeneration
Fun Fact: I figure skated for 10 years.
Campus Involvement: CURE- Treasurer (2016), President (2016-2017); UNICEF- VP (2017); Chi Omega Fraternity; Welcome Leader (2016)/ Welcome Coordinator (2017)
Honors Involvement: I lived in the Honors LLC, Holmes Hall, my freshman year. Through this, I was able to utilize the Honors study rooms in the basement and also to live in a supportive environment of other students/friends. I participated in SASH as a sophomore. Also, I took a few very interesting Honors-restricted courses throughout my time at Clemson, providing a deeper, more well-rounded education.
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: Dedicate yourself to what you are most passionate, work hard, and prioritize what makes you happy.
Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Minor: Spanish, Political Science
Research Topic(s): Marine invertebrate behavior, DNA repair
Fun Fact: I've studied abroad in several different places and am interested in working internationally in the future!
Campus Involvement: College of Science Student Advisory Board, Clemson College Democrats, Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, Honors Community Service Group
Honors Involvement: Wellness Ambassadors, Dixon Global Policy Scholars, Departmental Honors/General Honors, National Scholars Program
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Be flexible... it's okay to not have everything figured out and planned to a tee!”
Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI
Major: Bioengineering (biomaterials)
Research Topic(s): Low cost prosthetics
Fun Fact: I am the king of mashed potatoes.
Campus Involvement: CUSG Judicial Branch, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Rotaract, William T. Howell Pre-Law Society, Department of Bioengineering Ambassador
Honors Involvement: Pre-Law group, General and Departmental Honors (Bioengineering), Dixon Fellows, Honors EETG Travel Grant Recipient (2016), Honors Conference Travel Grant (2016, 2017)
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Get your name out there. It is never too early to start networking and applying for internships.”
Hometown: Merrick, Long Island, NY
Major: Material Science and Engineering
Research Topic(s): Nanotechnology, Material Science Engineering
Fun Fact: I spent last semester on exchange in Australia. I’ve been skydiving, bungee jumping, and love surfing, hiking and backpacking!
Campus Involvement: Clemson Sailing Club Race Team, National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Global Engagement Peer Advisor, Material Science and Engineering Peer Ambassador, Phi Psi Honor Fraternity Merchandise Chair, College Democrats, Habitat for Humanity
Honors Involvement: Dixon Global Policy Scholar, Honors Mentor (2016-2017), SASHee (2016-2017), Honors EETG Travel Grant Recipient (2017), Honors Conference Travel Grant recipient (2017)
Words of Wisdom for Sophomores: “Take advantage of all the opportunities you’re given because you never know where they’ll lead you or what other doors they’ll open for you. Also, a student Spotify account is only $5/month!”