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SPExS Student of the Week: Rachel Stych

By Shannon Smith

SOTW Rachel Stych

Rachel Stych was born in Shoreview, Montana, and she describes herself as a very active person. In addition to gymnastics, she ran track at school and participated in pole vaulting as well. She is currently interning with a local law firm in Washington, DC, and will start law school in the fall of 2016.

What is one hidden talent that you possess?

One hidden talent I possess is my ability to speak and write in Elvish, a language from "Lord of the Rings".

What is one thing you cannot live without?

There are essentially two things I cannot live without. The first is coffee. Not going to lie, sometimes I run on 10+ cups a day. Without it, I am a walking zombie. The second is peanut butter. I always carry an emergency mini peanut butter pack with me wherever I go. I am convinced those two things are necessary for me to function each day.

Finish this sentence: The world needs more...

smiles. A lot of people don't realize that just one smile can make somebody's day a whole lot better.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself working at a hospital. I will be the hospital's contract attorney. I will also have completed a nursing degree and will work there part-time as a nurse, either helping out in the children's ward or elderly ward. In my spare time, I will continue to volunteer, bake, do archery, and exercise.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a SPExS Student of the Week?

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