2018 Scholars

Roann Abdeladl, Clemson National Scholars Program

Roann Abdeladl

Greenville, SC

Major:

Health Sciences and Political Science

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Dixon Global Policy Scholars
  • Resident Assistant
  • Clemson Free Clinic Volunteer
  • Clemson Undergraduate Student Government Senate
  • Muslim Student Association

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Creative Inquiry: Stories of Refuge, Detention, and Hospitality
  • Greenville Health System REEP Creative Inquiry: Prospective Studies of Hyperbaric Chambers to Treat Diabetic Patients

Elise Blackburn, Clemson National Scholars Program

Elise Blackburn

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Major:

Spanish Language & International Health

Minor:

Nonprofit Leadership

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Director (2020-21), Volunteer Coordinator (2019-20) for local nonprofit Camp Kesem at Clemson
  • Writing Fellow (2019-)
  • New Scholar Retreat Team Leader (2021), Member (2019, 2020)
  • Youth Scholars Program: Education Committee and Mentor (2018-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Research Assistant for Dr. Walt Hunter examining American Housing in Poetry (2021-)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language to students at Kansai University (2021)
  • Philanthropy Intern for Media Reform SC (2021-)
  • Study Abroad in South Africa at Universiteit Stellenbosch (2019)
  • Study Abroad in Seville, Spain (2022)

Destiny Boone, Clemson National Scholars Program

Destiny Boone

Summerville, SC

Major:

Computer Science

Minor:

Digital Production Arts

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Black Honors Association
  • Dixon Global Policy Scholar
  • WISE Mentor
  • CUhackit Graphic Design Team
  • PEER/WISE Academic Enrichment Program

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Summer Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa
  • Naval Research and Enterprise Internship Program - Mobile Application and Web Development
  • Virtual Environments Research Team

Natalie Claypool, Clemson National Scholars Program

Natalie Claypool

Crestwood, KY

Major:

Spanish Language & International Health (Emphasis: Community Development)

Minor:

Psychology

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Youth Scholars Program (YSP) Mentor and Head of Engagement/Mentorship Committee (2018-)
  • Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) (2018-)
  • NSP New Scholar Retreat Team (2019)
  • Intramural Sports (Soccer, Flag Football) (2019-)
  • Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students (C-CATS) Instructor (2019-2020)
  • Girl Up Greenville (2021-)
  • Seniors Advising Sophomores in Honors (SASH) Mentor (2021-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Summer Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2019)
  • Exploring Harm Reduction in Atlanta Alternative Fall Break Program (2019)
  • Child Development Creative Inquiry with Dr. Jennifer Bisson and Dr. Sarah Sanborn (2019-2021)
  • Redfern Sexual Health Creative Inquiry with Dr. Bruce King (2020)
  • COVID Challenge Project with Dr. Brooke Wymer (2020)
  • FIMRC Global Health Fellowship – Latin America (2020)
  • Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis in Psychology and Spanish with Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta (2020-)
  • Virtual Student Federal Service Internship for Indian Health Service’s Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention (2020-2021)
  • Camp Courage Counselor (2021)
  • Communications Coordinator & Student Support Internship for Leadership
  • Mission International (2021)
  • Assess Student Health Creative Inquiry (2021-)
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) for YSP Creative Inquiry (2021-)

Ronnie Clevenstine, Clemson National Scholars Program

Ronnie Clevenstine

Greenville, SC

Major:

Environmental & Natural Resources: Concentration in Economic Policy

Minors:

Biological Sciences and Social Sciences Cluster

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Youth Scholars Program
  • Clemson University Food Summit
  • CUSG Sustainability Committee
  • Model United Nations Conference

Carson Colenbaugh, Clemson National Scholars Program

Carson Colenbaugh

Kennesaw, GA

Major:

Horticulture

Minor:

Biological Sciences and Forest Resource Management

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Student Association for Fire Ecology Executive (2020-2022)
  • Clemson Fire Tigers Prescribed Burn Crew Member (2019-2022)
  • Clemson Food Collective Executive (2018-2022)
  • College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) Ambassador (2019-2022)
  • CAFLS Dean's Student Advisory Board Horticulture Representative (2021-2022)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Clemson University Chapter (2021-2022)
  • CAFLS Diversity & Inclusion Committee (2020-2022)
  • Youth Scholars Program Mentor (2018-2022)
  • NSP New Scholar Retreat Team Member & Leader (2019 & 2020)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Bread Loaf & Sewanee Writers' Conferences, Poetry Contributor (2021)
  • Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Orientation (2021)
  • Interdisciplinary Honors Research, Anthropology & Forestry (2020-2022)
  • Independent Ethnobotany Research (2020-2021)
  • Hagan Forest Ecology Lab UPIC Graduate Research Intern (2020 & 2021)
  • Faust Floriculture Lab Industrial Hemp Research Technician (2020-2021)
  • Southern Wesleyan University Literary Festival, Student Poet (2020-2022)
  • Appalachian Fire Ecology Creative Inquiry Research (2019-2021)
  • Sustainable Landscape Demonstration Garden Creative Inquiry Research (2020-2021)
  • Stellenbosch University Study Abroad Program, South Africa (2019)

Nick Deas, Clemson National Scholars Program

Nicholas Deas

Hilton Head Island, SC

Major:

Computer Science and Psychology

Minor:

Business Administration

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Honor Society for Computing)
  • Youth Scholars Program
  • CU Cyber

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Capstone natural language processing research with GiantOak (Fall 2021)
  • Correction of speech recognition using natural language processing (Summer 2020-Now)
  • Social psychology CI studying mattering, suicidality, and COVID-19 (Fall 2020-Now)
  • Machine learning CI analyzing political tweets (Fall 2018-Now)
  • Cofounder of Bet On It (Fall 2018-Now)

McCormick Emge, Clemson National Scholars Program

McCormick Emge

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Major:

Electrical Engineering

Minor:

Music

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Chief Engineer at WSBF-FM Clemson
  • Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity (2018-)
  • Pianist in Clemson Jazz Ensemble (aka "The Jungaleers")
  • Youth Scholars Program Mentor
  • Clemson Quadcopter Club (2018-)
  • Tiger Band Media Team (2018)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Engineering CI under Dr. Jonathan Maier (2019-)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Mira Pichai, Clemson National Scholars Program

Mira Pichai

Major:

Computer Science

Minor:

Digital Production Arts and Japanese

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • CUhackit Head of Design (2020-)
  • CUhackit Design Team (2018 - 2020)
  • BothoHacks Head of Design (Spring 2020)
  • Youth Scholars Program Mentor (Fall 2018-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Technical Art Intern for SpeedTree at Unity Technologies (July 2021-)
  • Artistic Intern at IDV Inc. (SpeedTree) (May 2020 - July 2021)
  • National Scholar Program UPIC Intern (Fall 2019 - Winter 2020)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University, South Africa (Summer 2019)

Hannah Roebuck, Clemson National Scholars Program

Hannah Roebuck

Lilburn, GA

Major:

Political Science and Religious Studies

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Clemson History Committee Director, Undergraduate Student Government
  • Dixon Global Policy Scholar
  • Youth Scholars Program
  • Office of Global Engagement Volunteer
  • Desk Editor, The Pendulum
  • Council of Diversity Affairs, Undergraduate Student Government
  • Honors Student Advisory Board
  • Elections Board, Undergraduate Student Government

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Internship with New American Pathways
  • Internship with Refuge Coffee Co. in Clarkston, Georgia
  • Creative Inquiry: Stories of Refuge, Detention, and Hospitality
  • Departmental Honors Thesis in Political Science
  • Lead Research Assistant, Dr. Michael LeMahieu
  • ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference Presentation
  • Clemson Women’s Leadership Conference Presentation
  • Independent Political Science Research, Dr. Laura Olson
  • National Scholars Summer Study Abroad - Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Kat Terwelp, Clemson National Scholars Program

Kat Terwelp

Wauwatosa, WI

Major:

Microbiology: Biomedicine Concentration

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • SciSAB: Grant Vice Chair
  • Vice President of Microbiology Club
  • Writing Fellow (2019-)
  • Late Night Board Games Club (2019-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • Summer 2021: Summer Research Internship at the Wake Forest Center for Precision Medicine
  • EUREKA! 2018 summer research program, CI in Dr. Sehorn's biochemistry lab (2018-19)
  • Dixon Fellows (2018-)
  • Salamander research with Megan Novak (2019-)
  • Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University (2019)
  • Creative Inquiry in Dr. Turnbull’s lab on Insect Viruses and Membrane Potential (2019-)

Helena Upshaw, Clemson National Scholars Program

Helena Upshaw

Major:

Computer Science

Minor:

Sustainability

Campus Involvement and Leadership

  • Cuhackit, Head of Logistics (2018-)
  • School of Computing Teaching Assistant(2019-)
  • Canterbury (Clemson’s Episcopal Campus Ministry)(2018-)
  • Sustainability Committee (2019-)
  • Women’s Choir (2019-)

Internship/Research/Learning Experiences:

  • PearlHacks 2019, Best Instant Messaging Hack Finalist
  • Fitbit Data Analysis for Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Breast Cancer Treatment Study