Rachel Fisher, one of this year’s Public Relations Staff, lives in the rural area outside of Lafayette, Indiana. She describes her state as “another Kansas,” being very flat and covered with cornfields. Coincidentally, her father is a farmer; he has no animals but grows corn and soybeans. Rachel helps out by sweeping the grain bins and keeping the machinery waxed and clean.
Self-proclaimed seventeen-going-on-eighteen, Rachel is going into her senior year and is slightly awed she is now one of the “old people of TPS.” She’s also excited to have a less hectic year, although she still boasts a hefty class load which includes U.S. History for High School, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Calculus AB, College Psychology, and Economics. Her favorite subject is science, and she’s considering pursuing a career as a pharmacist. However, she dreams of becoming a doctor and discovering a cure for cancer, specifically melanoma.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys photography, acting, and calligraphy. She could not choose a favorite book but instead named five: Lord of the Rings, And Then There Were None, The Great Gatsby, The Book Thief, and The Magnolia Story. Currently, her favorite movie is Rogue One and her favorite song “Rescue” by Hunter Hayes. Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31—“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Her favorite quote is by Charles Spurgeon and just as beautiful: “Child of God, you cost Christ too much for him to forget you.”
Personality-wise, Rachel has taken the Myers-Briggs test multiple times with different results and is happy to finally settle on ISFJ. She would definitely choose dragons over unicorns, stating, “One word: Smaug. I mean seriously, have you seen that beast? He’s epic.” She can be a girly-girl or a tomboy depending on the day, but she’d much rather be indoors with a book rather than outdoors playing sports. Rachel also has her quirks—she gets very annoyed when people make smacking noises when they eat, and she tends to twist her tongue around in her mouth whenever she’s in deep concentration.
When asked why she applied for PR, Rachel said, “Halle was the one who really encouraged to me to apply, but after I considered it, I realized that since I’m always on social media, why not use it to support my school?” Rachel hopes clay’s followers will be able to learn about TPS both as a school and a community through clay and its social media pages. I hope you enjoyed meeting Rachel and make sure to look out for her posts!