Brittaine Hinkson

Brittaine Hinkson

Scholarship Recipient in 2001




BS, Biology and Health Sciences, Clemson University


MPAS, Medical University of South Carolina


About Brittaine


Brittaine lives in Mt Pleasant, SC and works as a Physician Assistant in the brain and spine tumor program/neurosurgery at MUSC. She has a boykin spaniel, who she adores named Cooper. She loves surfing, scuba diving, painting, and exploring Charleston. Brittaine's family and friends are dearest in her life, and she enjoys spending time with them in Charleston, going to Clemson games, and traveling. She attends St. Andrews Church, where she is an active volunteer.  She also serves the homeless downtown Charleston every Sunday and provides supper at 545pm.  Brittaine has gone on multiple mission trips to South Africa, Uganda, and Ecuador.  In the past, she worked with the Palmetto Medical Initiative to open a self-sustainable hospital in Masindi, Uganda.


What did earning the Kristen Julia Drenten Memorial Scholarship mean to you?


"Kristen was one of my dearest childhood friends.  I was so honored to receive the scholarship at the time, but in my college years it meant the most to me.  I thought about her often, and I pray that my life and education has honored her life in return.  She touched so many people with her kindness, love for life and her smile.  This had the biggest impact on me.  With every patient I see, I am thankful for my education and the opportunities I have had, which were possible because of the scholarships I received."