Hometown: Schenectady, N.Y.
During her first semester at SVC, Rachael joined the women’s soccer team, and during her second semester, she became a work-study student in the Office of Communications. Rachael also established a warm connection with the staff in the Office of Financial Aid, and has worked in their office during the summer months.
After Rachael earns her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SVC, she plans to enter the workforce and eventually continue her education towards a master’s degree in social work. She wants to help dysfunctional families – at school and home – and show them how they can have a better life. Rachael’s American dream is to travel the world, have a family, home, good job and be happy.
“Going to college is a larger step in life but worth it,” exclaims Rachael. “You’ll feel good by looking back; you’ll mature and it feels great. I know, because this is happening already to me.” Rachael believes in faith – that everything happens for a reason. She’s living her faith – walking forward in life.
Thomas Redden, Ph.D. - Professor, The Donald Everett Axinn Division of Social Sciences.