Class of 2020

Middle Grades Education

College of Education

Rachel's Bio

Hi, my name is Rachel!

I am a sophomore studying Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Social Sciences and Literacy. Although I now reside in Champaign, I am originally from Vernon Hills, Illinois—a Northwest suburb of Chicago.

I chose the University of Illinois because it is a prestigious university with extremely successful graduates. But more than that, I chose Illinois because it felt right to me from the very moment I stepped on campus. Walking down Green Street during my tour, I was greeted with smiles and waves from both faculty and students.

In addition to admissions blogging, I am a leasing agent at JSM Management.

I hope my blog will help ease many of the anxieties high school seniors have when transitioning into college. The University of Illinois is a wonderful community, and I look forward to helping make it feel a little more like home!