This Tiger came to Clemson as a student in 2006 and returned as a staff member. Giving her students the help, support and direction that she received, she loves to watch them grow and develop, just as she did.

Meet Ashley Crisp.

Title: Academic advising and coaching specialist

Years at Clemson: 5

What I do at Clemson: I work with students in different stages of transition at Clemson. Specifically, I work with former students returning to the university after an absence as well as undeclared students in the process of finding a major. I also work with undergraduate students in academic coaching, which gives students a one-on-one space to brainstorm and personalize tried-and-true methods for academic success. This includes time management, test preparation, procrastination, motivation, and learning strategies. Lastly, I work with our Peer Success Leader program. Peer success leaders provide workshops and other tools to help their peers achieve academic success.

What I love about Clemson: If I ask for assistance or advice from someone in another area, I always get quality help and support. Not every workplace can replicate that.

My defining moment for you at Clemson: When I realized I could have world-class ice cream from the ’55 Exchange every day, I knew I was in the right place. Who else can say that about their workplace?!

Accomplishment I’m most proud of: I was nominated and selected for the Class of 1956 Award. Being recognized is great, but I really appreciate being able to tell people that I work with awesome, powerful and all-around amazing students and staff. That makes my job worthwhile.

Where I see myself in five years: I hope to travel the world and be inspired by how others live.

Last thing I watched on TV: ER

Guilty pleasure: ER

One thing most people don’t know about me: I love true crime podcasts. I like solving mysteries. I don’t think that I’m good at it – I just enjoy the idea of it.

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