Rachel is a freshman from Fresno, California, majoring in pre-physical therapy.
"During the summer before my senior year in high school, I was looking into and researching many different Christian colleges in the state of California. When I look back, I realize Fresno Pacific University was not on my original list of colleges to check out. But after attending an Encounter and witnessing the many opportunities available here at FPU, I took a great interest in finding out more about what else they had to offer. After hearing about FPU's Christian ideals and experiencing a taste of their tight-knit community, I was set on attending FPU. An application and a few essays later I found out I was accepted."
"I hope to grow in a multitude of ways during my time here at FPU. I want grow intellectually and expand my horizons. I also hope to grow spiritually and closer to Jesus Christ--to strengthen my walk with God while also touching others. I am so thankful for the scholarship FPU has honored me with because it has opened so many doors I would have otherwise only been able to dream of. Thank you for making this life-changing experience possible for me."