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Rachel LePage


Southgate, MI
Music and Religion
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Moose tracks
Best Adjective to Describe You:

In 10 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
The FAB family is the greatest thing in the world.

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I knew that when I came to college I wanted to make music a part of my time here at K. The incredible professors and the great variety of courses keep me invested in this department.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
If you have even the slightest interest in applied lessons (voice, piano, strings, etc.), start them your freshman year. Not only will you grow exponentially, both musically and personally, but these also count towards the major or minor.  College is about doing the things you love while also earning credit for them. Two birds with one stone, am I right?

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
We are located in the Fine Arts Building (FAB), giving us the advantage of being directly connected to the Art department, the Philharmonia and Symphonic bands, the A Cappella groups, and all the other amazing classes and student organizations that also have their home in the FAB.  Being a part of this family is awesome, and it is one of my favorite parts of the K community. 

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
Be genuine, become friends with at least 2 professors in your department and 2 outside of your department, and sometimes, at 2:00 am, a great conversation with a friend is more important than sleep.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
One of my favorite classes was my first-year seminar, Co-Authoring Your Life. It was a perfect transition course that made me feel at home at K. I also made best friends in that class that are still my best friends now. Really take advantage of this experience given to us at K.

What is your SIP?
I’ll be at Wayne State over the summer working with the PI and an alum from K in their neurodevelopment lab. We will be researching the impact of trauma on reward-processing in youth using fMRI scans. 

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
After graduation, I hope to spend a year working in a psychology lab before applying to graduate school. I also hope to move out, get a puppy, and to have watched every episode of Friends.

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