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South Carolina Honors College

Thrisha Mote

Ask me about... being an out-of-state student, undergraduate research, professional fraternities, Top Scholars program and the  Pre-Med Track!

Hi! I am a Psychology major with a minor in Biology. I am from the Scenic City of Chattanooga, TN. Aside from my role as an Honors Ambassador, I also serve on the DEI committee on Student Government, am involved in cancer research in the College of Arts and Sciences, and volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic! In the future, I plan on attending medical school and using my skills to combat health disparities. 

My advice for prospective students: Everything will turn out the way it is supposed to! While the college decision process can be stressful, it’s important to always take a second to breathe. Reflect on yourself and your goals. What do you hope to get out of college, and which school would best help you reach those goals? Life has a way of falling into place, so work hard, try new things, and be excited!

My advice for current students: Live your best life and make the most of every day! College is the place for self-discovery and finding your passions, so explore interesting classes, make new friends, and try new experiences. Cherise every last second of it! 

My favorite thing about the Honors College: The people and the community! I love being surrounded by people who push me to be my best. I feel confident pursuing my goals knowing that I have a supportive community behind me. I’ve made some of my closest friends through SCHC, and I can’t imagine my life at USC without it! 

My reason for choosing the SCHC: As someone whose graduating high school class only had 80 students, I knew I wanted to spice things up by attending a large university with a bustling campus and lots of school spirit. However, I also didn’t want to lose those close connections you could only have in a small, close-knit community. Therefore, I chose SCHC because it offered me the best of both worlds. It was a place where I could challenge myself while also grow as a person.

My favorite things: Sunsets, the color blue, my family & friends, summer, and nature! 

My hobbies: I love hiking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors! I also enjoy going on roadtrips, hanging out with my friends, and playing the violin. 

Something that makes me laugh: My dog, Ollie! He is an Australian Shepherd and Husky mix. He is NOT photogenic, but I still love him. 

Something new I’d like to learn: Cooking. As someone who likes to watch cooking shows, I definitely need to improve my culinary skills. 

Favorite study music: The Interstellar soundtrack! It motivates me and makes me feel like I’m solving time travel.     

Favorite movie: Interstellar, hands down. I’ve always been fascinated by space travel and exploring the unknown. 

My escape: Being in nature! My favorite thing to do in the summer is to hike to a waterfall with my friends and swim in the creek. 

My biggest fear: Being alone. I can’t imagine my life without the people I love, so being alone seems terrifying. 

Something I will always do: Sing in the shower! I always do this. Ask my roommates.

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