Rachel Lake’s hometown is Ona, WV, making her a true mountain girl at heart. After seven different college visits, she decided on Virginia Tech and has never looked back. Rachel is a 5th-year senior in BSE with a minor in Green Engineering. She has lived on campus for her entire college career, first staying in Lee Hall with the Hypatia program before moving to the Honors Residential Commons LLC her sophomore year where she is now an RA. Rachel stays active on and off campus by being involved in many extra curriculars. She served as the Social Committee Chair for the Society of Women Engineers her sophomore year. In this position, she planned movie nights, spaghetti dinners and other events meant to increase participation in the club.
Currently, she is the Membership Vice President for Circle K International, a branch of the Kiwanis service organization. Rachel is also a violinist and plays with the Newman Music Ministry every Sunday morning at War Memorial Chapel. This year, she will also be doing wines and ciders research with the FST department. In her free time, she enjoys archery, watching old movies with friends, and relaxing in her hammock on the quad.
Rachel chose to be involved in the BSE Ambassador program because she loves the major’s variety and wants to help more students discover everything the department has to offer.