Blog Update
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Over the past few years, I've come to realize that being open to opportunities that come your way can often be more important than actively seeking them out. Some opportunities we would never consider or dream for ourselves can end up being exactly the best experiences for us. I learned this lesson four months ago when I received a text from a good friend of mine, “Are you interested in going to Haiti this summer?”
Blog Update
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My upcoming trip to Africa had been on my mind for months. I had prepared a list of things I needed to buy, to pack, and to finish before leaving. However, when the day came to fly out, I found myself feeling as though I had never been more unprepared in my life.

Rachel Anderson

University of Minnesota
Rachel, from Ferryville, Wisconsin, attends the University of Minnesota where she is studying mechanical engineering. Having grown up in a small town, she knows the impact agriculture has on local families. She’s interested in expanding farming to the urban community so more families can understand its impact. Her love for gardening and interest in sustainable engineering fuel her to find a solution to the ever-growing issue of global hunger. Rachel is mentored by Susan Kubitschek in the College of Science and Engineering.