Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth Haas graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University in December 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Language & International Health, and a minor in Biological Sciences. As a Tiger, Elizabeth was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, Clemson University Guide Association, Clemson Wesley Foundation, Club Triathlon Team, and worked as a Group Fitness Instructor. After serving with Impact, Elizabeth hopes to work in clinical research and eventually pursue a PhD in epidemiology. 

 

What was your most meaningful experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

I had the incredible opportunity to be a medical translator for the Joseph F. Sullivan Center mobile unit on Clemson’s campus my senior year. I got to travel to different areas of the Upstate and expand my medical knowledge as I assisted our nurse practitioners in treating our Spanish-speaking patients!

 

Who is someone you admire and why?

My entire life I always looked up to my sweet grandmother, Nana, who passed away in June 2018. Nana was the most selfless person I have ever known, and she instilled in me the passion to love and serve others. I want to commit my life to service and closing gaps in education and healthcare, just as my Nana did as a teacher in Birmingham City Schools in the 80s and 90s.

 

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

The summer before my senior year of high school I was selected as a Department of State NSLI-Y scholarship recipient to study abroad in Deyang, China. For 2 months, I lived with a host family and studied Mandarin at the local international school. While this was one of the most challenging experiences I have ever had, I learned so much about myself, the world around me, and my passion for learning languages!