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Katie Thurson

Graduate Student Researcher

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Katie is a doctoral student in the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management department with a focus on youth development, out-of-school time experiences, and data science. Her graduate assistantship is with the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office on campus working to ensure protect all youth and associated staff engaged in a verity of programs across Clemson's campus. Katie is a regular speaker at the American Camp Association national and regional conferences, in addition to other service work within ACA, YMCA, and Foundation for Jewish Camp. Outside of Clemson, Katie is an assistant director of Camp Zeke, a large overnight camp in Lakewood, PA.