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Rachel Pierson

I am a Senior this year and will graduate in May with a dual degree in Environmental Studies and Geography. As a native of the Chesapeake Bay area, I am passionate about protecting water resources, and I actually had the incredible opportunity to intern two summers ago with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. I am currently in the process of completing my Honors Thesis analyzing agricultural drainage ditches and small-scale water management within Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, and this past summer I gathered my thesis research via a grant received through the Henson School's Guerrieri Summer Research Program. These experiences have shaped my college career and in the future I hope to be involved with Bay restoration and water resources management.  I am also part of the Enviromental Students Association, and I spent a semester abroad in Costa Rica with The School for Field Studies studying sustainable development. Upon returning from Costa Rica, I represented the Center for International Education as a Global Ambassador and would welcome any questions you may have about incorporating an abroad experience into your education here at SU! I was also a member of the University's volleyball team for three years and can speak to being a student-athlete within the Honors College as well. Aside from this, I serve as Student Vice President for Salisbury's Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, am a member of the International Geographical Honor Society (Gamma Theta Upsilon), an activate participant in the Honors Student Association, and a member of Fellowship for Christian Athletes! Being a part of Honors at SU has shaped my college experience, and I am excited to represent the Honors College as a student ambassador. I would love to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to reach out to me!






















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