Ellen is moving to the Chemistry Department from the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department where she was the Office Manager. She was the Chair’s assistant along with handling payroll and HR duties. Prior to EEES she had held an Administrative Assistant position in Chemistry handling A/P and accounting duties. She grew up in Clemson and graduated from Clemson University in 1987 with a B.S. in PRTM. She has two daughters; one is a nurse living in Charleston, SC and the other, is a dental assistant living in Washington State with her husband and their son. Ellen is an outdoor enthusiast and animal lover. She has a menagerie of horses, dogs and cats. She enjoys boating on Lake Hartwell and attending dog competitions with her fiancée, Matt Culbreath. She’s a big Clemson fan who attends as many football games as possible and is looking forward the upcoming Clemson softball season!