Sofie Chirichiello

PA Student
Class of 2024

Clemson University, ’22, Summa Cum Laude

Major: Recreational Therapy

Honors: Clemson Honors College, Summa Cum Laude, Clemson President’s List, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Faculty Scholarship Award 



What activities and organizations were you involved in as an undergraduate?

UpReach Therapeutic Hippo therapy,  ClemsonLife, Paralympic Veterans Soccer, Rainbow Gang, Lazarus House

What did you do after you graduated?

After I graduated, I moved back home to New Hampshire where I worked as a CNA in a rehabilitation hospital. 

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

I enjoy cooking, golfing, watching NFL, and being with family.

Please include any family information if you’d like.

Both of my parents are chefs; My sister is a doctor at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota; My brother is finishing his undergrad in environmental policy in Vermont.

Please let us know about anything weird, quirky, or unusual that you’d like to share.  

My dad and I got our first hole in ones this summer, in the same year, on the same hole.

Why do you want to be a PA?

My favorite part of any job I have ever had has been interacting with a patient and making an impact in their life.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program?

I chose Presbyterian College because during the application and interview process the faculty really seemed to care so much about the success of each individual student. I didn’t feel like this was a program I would get lost in with professors that didn’t even know my name.