Miss South Carolina USA – Kirby


Kirby Elizabeth Self is a native of Greenwood, SC, and an alumna of Clemson University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Political Science and Women’s Leadership, minoring in Nonprofit Leadership. Kirby is the Upstate South Carolina Coordinator for The Council for Educational Travel USA, a non-profit that partners with the Department of State to facilitate high school exchange programs. She is currently earning a Master’s degree in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from the Harvard Extension School.

An entrepreneur, Kirby has been granted a provisional patent for an invention and received the SC Department of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Award.

A former three-time state champion in track and field, Coach Kirby enjoys mentoring young girls by volunteering for the non-profit Girls on the Run. In her spare time, you can find Kirby flying airplanes, hiking a national park, or reading her latest book club read.