Rachel is very much looking forward to all the research opportunities that IU offers, as well as the chance to meet and interact with different people from all over the world. She is also proud to continue the family tradition of earning a degree from IU! Rachel dreams of traveling to New Zealand, touring the US with a tiny house hooked up to a trailer, and visiting Hogwarts, if only for one day. A chemistry major with pre-med interests, Rachel is only slightly embarrassed by the number of times she has re-watched the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy. She is the third Scholar from Westfield High School. Rachel would like to thank Mrs. Mariner and Ms. Polito, her elementary school teachers, for encouraging her love of learning; and her parents, the most important people in her life.

Rachel will hold the Marita R. Scherer scholarship.