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Zoe Byrd

Title: Academic Advisor
Department: Academic and Student Affairs
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7131
Fax: 803-313-7106
Office: Starr Hall 126
Office Hours: M-F: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile
Zoe Byrd


  • M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, Columbia College
  • B.A. Liberal Studies, University of South Carolina Columbia
  • A.A., University of South Carolina Lancaster
  • A.S., University of South Carolina Lancaster


I was born and raised in Lancaster, SC. In my junior year of high school, I started taking classes as a dual enrollment student at USC Lancaster. After graduating high school, I completed a semester at both USC Columbia and USC Aiken before transferring back to USC Lancaster. I completed my Bachelor's in Liberal Studies through Palmetto College. I majored in English and Sociology and minored in Business. At USC Lancaster, I was a Peer Advisor and was involved in various clubs/organizations, including the Rotaract Club, the Outdoors Club, and the Student Food Pantry. I regularly volunteer at HOPE in Lancaster.

Personal: I love to read, play video games, and watch TV shows and movies. My favorite books are the Hobbit and Harry Potter series, and I love to read poetry. My favorite games include Valorant, Minecraft, and Stardew Valley.

Pronouns: She/They

Favorite Quotes:

"Seize the day boys. Make life extraordinary." - John Keating, Dead Poet's Society

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring