Helen Taylor, class of 2018, graduated Summa cum Laude cum Honore with a B.A. in communication studies. She ran for the Cross Country/Track and Field teams, and continues to run Ks and marathons. Through P.L.A.C.E., Helen served as the American Red Cross blood drive coordinator for Columbia College. She currently works at Run for Your Life, a small run-specialty store in Charlotte, as the assistant apparel buyer and merchandiser. She also serves as a Novant Health Charlotte Marathon ambassador, connecting with local organizations and promoting the marathon. Helen plans to attend graduate school for English.
Michelle Troup, class of 2018, graduated cum Laude cum Honore with a B.S. in biology. Through her studies in biology and leadership, Michelle developed a strong passion for the intersection of medicine, public health, and social justice. Studying fish markets in Loreto, Peru and working as a Food Access Intern in Boston, Massachusetts, are two experiences that refined that passion to areas of food access. Michelle is currently working with FoodShare, a Palmetto Health USC Medical Group Program.
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Chelsea Vogleson, class of 2018, graduated with a B.A. in speech-language pathology. Chelsea was a member of the lacrosse team and a resident assistant. As a P.L.A.C.E. Fellow, she interned at The Therapy Place Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy services. Currently, Chelsea is working as a research assistant at the University of South Carolina for Dr. Kenn Apel on the Morphological Awareness Test for Reading and Spelling (MATRS) Project. Chelsea looks forward to continuing her education in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the graduate level.