My name is Rachel Hopper and I am starting my second year of college as a junior. I grew up here in Marion and went to Pleasant High School. I have been involved in bands, choirs, plays and musicals since the 5th grade. I was also a cheerleader in high school along with playing volleyball and softball. I was born in North Carolina while my father was stationed at Fort Bragg. I came back to Ohio right before I had to start school. We came to Ohio because this was where my family was from. My major is Pharmacy. I've always wanted to work in a hospital setting. I volunteer at Marion General Hospital for two years and that was when I discovered that I enjoyed helping people in that setting. The picture of me below is from this summer when I worked for the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. I was a 2 year alum of the choir and this year I was asked to be on staff. It was one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever had. I hope I get the chance to do it again in the future.
One idea that stood out to me was that each discipline has its own literacy. I am a more of a chemistry and biology oriented person, so most of the time I write up lab narratives and lab reports. I never really considered that writing until now. I have to communicate what I do in the lab to others, like my professor and other students. Communicating through that documentation is key in that field. Learning how to write is crucial no matter what discipline you find yourself in.
Thanks for reading!