Senior Advising Sophomores in Honors (SASH) aims to provide professional and career development opportunities to sophomore students in honors. Sophomores who complete the interest form will be paired with an experienced senior Honors student who will serve as a mentor throughout their sophomore year. Our Senior Advisors will assist sophomores with professional and personal goals that facilitate their intellectual, cultural and community development within the Honors College.
Meet Your Advisors:
Natalie Claypool (she/her)
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Major: Spanish and International Health
Natalie is active on and off-campus in youth mentorship and support programs. She has research experience in child development and health disparities through her interdisciplinary honors thesis, various Creative Inquiries, and connecting with professors. This past summer, she worked in Costa Rica and Honduras. During her sophomore year, studied abroad in South Africa. She hopes to help students find their dream study and work travel opportunities!
Zach Hubbarth (he/him)
Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Mathematical Science
Within the Honors College, Zach is also an Honors College Ambassador and was a counselor for the EUREKA! program. He is the VP of Brand for the Grand Challenge Scholars and is doing research in the field of origami metamaterials for robotics. Zach studied abroad in France at GTL for a semester and likes to spend his free time playing sports with friends.
Jake Liguori (he/him)
Hometown: Marlton, NJ
Major: Computer Science and Economics
Jake Liguori is a member of Clemson's male acapella group TIGEROAR and has been active in the Honors College as a Peer Mentor and Ambassador. Jake worked in Walt Disney World for a semester and encourages students to always leave time to relax.
Natalie Markley (she/her)
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Natalie is involved in ClemsonLIFE as a nutrition and fitness instructor and part of the executive board for Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. As an undergraduate researcher, she studies the impact of Clostrioides difficile infection on the human gut microbiome. She took part in the SASH program during sophomore year and learned ways to get involved and what Clemson has to offer. Don't be afraid to ask for help- more than often Clemson students and professors are happy to give a helping hand!
Nan Miles (she/her)
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Major: Spanish and International Health
Minor: Social Science
Nan Miles is a PAL leader for Anatomy & Physiology, an ambassador for MedEx Academy, and works in Clemson's Eukaryotic Pathogen Innovation Center. Her research involves exploring alternative treatment options for amoebic dysentery. Off-campus, Nan volunteers for the Julie Valentine Center and runs her nonprofit, Project AID. She suggests finding something that you're passionate about outside of your major; for Nan, this is international relations and led to her studying abroad in the Balkans!
Helen Schmidt (she/her)
Hometown: Clemson, SC
Major: Political Science and Philosophy
Helen Schmidt is active in Model United Nations, the Honors College, and Creative Inquiry. During the fall she will be doing an internship in Washington, D.C., but can't wait to meet you all in-person in the spring. Her advice to students is to study abroad and travel as much as possible while also taking advantage of all the opportunities at home on Clemson's campus. Go tigers!!!
Helena Upshaw (she/her)
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Major: Computer Science
Helena Upshaw is Co-Director of CUhackit, teaches coding classes for PEER/WISE Girl Scout events, and has been a TA for CpSc 1020 & 1060. In 2020, she was a UPIC Intern for the Clemson Energy Visualization & Analytics Center. She spent this past summer as a Software Engineering Intern at Deloitte supporting web & API development for the US Dept. of Education. Her biggest piece of advice to sophomores is to always choose what you're interested in over what you think you're supposed to do!
Morgan Usher (she/her)
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Psychology
Morgan is a part of the club volleyball team, the grand challenge scholars program, a leadership training creative inquiry, and Navigators campus ministry group. She studied abroad in Rome, Italy and encourages all students to study abroad at some point in their college career!
Kathleen Wirth (she/her)
Hometown: West Virginia
Minor: Business Administration
Kathleen hopes to attend dental school after graduation. At Clemson, she has been involved in a wide range of research projects including psychology at the Prisma Healthcare hospital, material science with NASA, and most recently, photogrammetry technology for coral reef conservation with NOAA. Kathleen is a Dixon Global Policy Scholar and Peer Mentor in the Honors College where she was awarded 'Best Mentor' for the 2019/2020 year. She encourages everyone at Clemson to get out on Lake Hartwell by making use of the free kayak rentals at Y-beach!