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Rachel Hull

Rachel Hull

Hometown: Hagerstown, Md.

Major: Biochemistry

Post-Graduation Plans: In late August, I will be moving to Atlanta, GA to begin classes at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. I will be earning my Master of Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education.

What will you miss most about W&L?

The one thing I will miss most about W&L is the honor system; living in a community of complete trust in others is something very rare.

How are you different now than you were four years ago?

Looking back at myself four years ago, I have grown in my ability to be flexible, and consequently, to handle challenges in stride. A mentor once told me, “There are no problems. Only opportunities.” W&L has helped me to cultivate this mindset, and it will serve me well as I enter graduate school and the workforce.

Do you have any advice for incoming freshmen?

My advice for incoming freshman is to get involved. Joining organizations is the best way to meet a lot of new people, especially upperclassmen. You'll find yourself forming lasting friendships and gaining a few upperclassmen mentors.

What do you most look forward to after graduation?

I am looking forward to living in a big city—truly a new experience for me!