Rachel Kindred CAS Highlights

Rachel Kindred graduated with a double major in history and art history. Rachel’s fondest moments at EMU come from her study abroad trip called Power Place and Image in Florence and Rome, taught by Professor Delph. “We spent four days in Rome and four days in Florence looking at the history of the medieval and Renaissance periods. That was super rewarding for me as a history and art history major, we got to see so many cool monuments, so many cool pieces of art, and I was just geeking out the entire trip. That's definitely, a memory that sticks out for me.” While at EMU Rachel was a presidential scholar, presented work at the undergraduate symposium, and did research on EMU’s Archives. This year Rachel begins working on her master’s degree in history and library science at Simmons University in Boston. She is very thankful to the faculty and staff at EMU that helped propel her on this path. “I really think that I would not have accomplished all that I did at Eastern if it wasn't for the faculty that I worked with. That's a thing that’s really unique about Eastern, you get so many opportunities to work so closely with professors that you don't necessarily get at other universities. I mean just the chance to get to work with and build those relationships with professors was super rewarding and it definitely helped me, not only at Eastern, but now going into grad school. ”Rachel's advice for new and current students: “Take advantage of all those opportunities that you have to work with your professors. Go to office hours, ask for feedback on your work, do research projects if you get the chance. Those kinds of opportunities are only going to help you. And if you can, when the world allows it again, study abroad. It’s definitely a memory that you'll carry with you forever.”