Meet a Tiger: Bridgit Corbett
Hospitality and kindness. It’s what this Tiger noticed about her Clemson colleagues from day one, and it’s what she passes on as she teaches, mentors and advises her students.
Meet Bridgit Corbett.
Title: Lecturer in food science and human nutrition
Years at Clemson: One year
What I do at Clemson: I teach several human nutrition courses as well as those where students learn about nutrition across the life cycle, quantity food production and how food interacts with culture. I advise 55 to 60 students a semester and participate in the university’s Spring Blitz. I participate in mentoring students in Minority in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), an organization that provides students with an expanded network and social, professional and career-building opportunities. Also, I am advising new freshman and transfer students during Clemson’s summer orientation.
What I love about Clemson: I love the wonderful hospitality and kindness of the people at Clemson. I appreciate the co-workers and staff in my department, who offered a helping hand my first few months without hesitation. This made my transition at Clemson very much at ease.
What was a defining moment for you at Clemson: The most defining moment for me at Clemson is when a student asked me for a recommendation for a scholarship. The student gave me a beautiful thank-you card. This was a defining moment because I did not expect such a gracious gesture from a student — especially since this is part of my job responsibility.
Accomplishment I’m most proud of: I completed my doctorate of educational leadership in four years while teaching and working as a full-time registered dietitian in renal nutrition. While the program was mostly online, I did have to attend three residencies, which were face-to-face meetings, throughout the four years. Students who participate in online programs must be focused, responsible and have great autonomy. I remained focused and organized throughout the four years while working full-time and teaching part-time.
Where I see myself in five years: I see myself in five years as a senior lecturer.
Last thing I watched on TV: I enjoy watching Netflix movies that involve suspense, thrillers and action.
Guilty pleasure: I love to snack on peanut butter pretzels, skinny popcorn and guacamole in the evening.
One thing most people don’t know about me: I love to dance when out with friends. Most people don’t see me as a person who likes to let my hair down, so it’s always a shocker.
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