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Alyssa Fernandes

Horseshoe Scholar

Archbishop McCarthy High School
Plantation, Fla.

Chemical Engineering

Career plans: I want to work as a chemical engineer in operations for a few years and then potentially move into consulting or policy.

Most impactful experience: Watching Deebo play live. He's so cool. 

UofSC story: At UofSC, I learned how to be an adult. Learning in classrooms and labs, living away from home, dealing with COVID. All of these things helped me to grow up into the woman I am today and UofSC was central to this maturation. I'll leave Columbia, but I'll always be a Gamecock. 

Best part of being a Top Scholar: The community. All of my closest friends are scholars. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.