Rachel

University of Notre Dame

Majors: Environmental Engineering (BS) & Philosophy (BA)

PERSONAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Schools Accepted Into:

Undergraduate – University of Notre Dame, Rice University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, Washington University in St. Louis, Auburn University, University of San Diego, University of Missouri, University of Kentucky
 

Graduate – University of California Berkeley, Harvard University, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, University of Southern California, Georgetown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE IN COLLEGE

            I studied Environmental Engineering and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame as part of a five-year dual degree program, which allowed me to receive a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science concurrently. I focused my undergraduate research on education equity and access to college, and also conducted engineering research on public water quality.

            As an undergraduate student, I mentored high school students in the local community through the college application process. After graduation, I worked as a full-time college admissions counselor for one year before I started graduate school in education policy. I hope to continue my research and studies with a focus on making college more accessible to a broad range of students worldwide.

UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

In high school, I was focused largely on being involved in activities that were both challenging and enjoyable. I found it very important to be well-rounded, so I made sure to stay active in music, athletics, and academics. I also volunteered regularly in my hometown and chose community engagement as the topic of my primary college admissions essay.

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WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

Colleges are seeking well-rounded and engaged students with a clear desire to positively impact the world with their education.
 
I am excited about the opportunity to help students discern and articulate their passions in the college admissions process and look forward to working with you!

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

  • Student Government

  • Diversity Council

  • Peer Educator and Advisor

  • Professional Engineering Society

  • Gospel Choir

  • Study Abroad (studied in the United Kingdom and Australia)

  • Voter Education

  • Community Youth Mentoring

  • Intramural Volleyball

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

  • Marching Band

  • Youth Wind Orchestra

  • Varsity Volleyball and Track

  • National Honor Society

COLLEGE ACCESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

I have two years of experience mentoring high school students one-on-one through the college application process, from the college search through the admissions decision. I also have two years of full-time college admissions experience, during which time I read and reviewed over 1,000 applications for a top 20 ranked university.