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International Student Services

Meet Our Staff

Charnissia Smith

Title: International Programming Graduate Assistant
International Student Services
Phone: 803-777-7461


B.A. Journalism, English, University of Missouri.

MBA, University of Missouri.

MHR, University of South Carolina.

My name is Charnissia Smith, but I go by “MiMi.” (You’re welcome.) I’m originally from Houston, Texas but spent most of my adult years in Missouri. I went to Mizzou for undergrad and graduated with degrees in Journalism and English. I’m currently pursuing a Master of Human Resources degree at the U of SC. (I hope to one day become a CHRO of a Fortune 500 company.)

 Just a few quick facts about me…I love to work out, and I love to eat. My favorite foods are tamales, hot dogs, and chicken tenders. (Weird combination…I know.) Also, I’ve lived in six states over the past 10 years: Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Louisiana, and now, South Carolina. Last fun fact, which I guarantee is even more weird…I love to binge watch series backwards. (Spoilers don’t scare me.)

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.