Rachel Wagner
Rachel Wagner
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Redding, Conn.
High School: Joel Barlow
Major: Environmental Studies and Spanish
Dream Job: Environmental justice lawyer
Activities/Clubs on Campus: Tufts Climate Action, Animal Aid, Friends of Israel, Challah for Hunger
Favorite Place on Campus: President's lawn
Favorite Professional Athlete: Mia St. John
Favorite Pregame Meal: Anything Mediterranean or Southeast Asian
Pregame Superstition: Picture of my parents
Hobbies: Hammocking, reading Harry Potteri in Spanish, pottery, woodworking, metalsmithing, hanging out with family and pets

Before Tufts: Was on the soccer, basketball and track teams at Joel Barlow High School...was selected as the sole female scholar-athlete to represent Joel Barlow High School on a state level for the 2017-18 academic year at the Connecticut Association of Schools Award in 2018...selected to attend Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in 2017...was a co-captain of the basketball team...was a basketball teen coach for middle school students...member of the Redding Easton Basketball Association in 2017...recipient of the Albert W. and Helen C. Meserve Memorial Scholarship in 2018...selected and fully funded as one of two delegates to represent Connecticut at the annual National Youth Science Camp funded by the National Science Foundation in 2018...recipeint of the Big Y Scholarship...winner of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Donald J. Lomme/Joseph A. Gintoli Student Athelte Award Scholarship...third place finisher for Environmental Science Proposal at Connecticut STEM Foundation Science Fair Competition and received a monetary reward...winner of the schoolwide Spotlight Award for leadership, service and character...selected to present the results of her science research project at the 55th Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Stem Exhibition at University of Connecticut Health and Medical Center...published artiest of 3D work in school magazine, The Wayfarer...recipient of grant for GreenLeaf schools for significant progress on Operation Compost...selected to receive full funding to cmpete at the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and the Connecticut Stem Foundation Science Fair....selected to tbe the sole student representative for sustainability committee, which was co-run by the assistant principal...member of the National Honor Society...winner of the Alvin Ruml Environmental Studies Prize...member of the Spanish Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Vanita and Howard...has two siblings, Nikhil Menon (29) and Neil Menon (27).