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Abbey Smith

Title: Communications Coordinator
National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Phone: 803-576-7369
Office: DeSaussure College 332
Abbey Smith


University of South Carolina, BA in English Literature; University of New Orleans, Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education

About Me

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. When I came to Columbia for undergrad, in my mind, I was moving up north! After graduating from the South Carolina Honors College in 2015, I completed my masters while working in student support at the University of New Orleans. I spent several years in the classroom teaching high school English before returning to higher ed. In my free time, I enjoy exploring nature, working with animals, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Favorite Spot On Campus

The Honors Residence Hall—I lived there for two years and visiting now brings back so many good memories! Fun fact: that’s where my husband and I met.

Length of Time at UofSC

Since January 2020

Favorite Gamecock Moment/Best Part about being a Gamecock

One of my favorite memories is shocking my family when I – a girl who had never voluntarily watched football before college – coordinated with my friends to “paint up” for the Georgia game.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.