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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Kate Snelson

Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor I
College of Engineering & Computing
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-4177
Office: Swearingen Engineering Center, 1A00
Kate is pictured from the shoulders up wearing a black top. She has pale skin, brown hair and is wearing eyeglasses. She is smiling.


B.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina 
M.A. Student Affairs Administration, Appalachian State University


Hometown: Pawley's Island, SC

About Me: As a born and raised South Carolinian and an alumna of USC, I'm incredibly excited to be back in Columbia. In my free time I love to read, thrift shop, go to the movies, and travel. I've also been to 13 different countries! If I’m not at the beach or in the mountains, you can find me at home with my ridiculously large cat named Fig, at Cantina 76 with friends + queso, or eating breakfast food any time, anywhere. 

Favorite Quote: I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” -Sylvia Plath

Advice to Students: Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are so many incredible resources available to you, if only you know how to find them!

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