Rachel completed a PlayWrite workshop at PSU's Native American Student and Community Center in 2016. You can watch her play here.
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am originally from Phoenix, AZ, but I moved to Coos Bay, OR when I was 10. I have split my childhood pretty much evenly between Oregon and Arizona. Between being a full-time college student who supports herself I like to take walks, try new restaurants, read, and discover new music. As for what I am passionate about, I feel like that is a little hard for me to narrow down. I guess the thing that grabs my attention most is my path to become a Museum Conservationist.
What are five words you can use to describe your PlayWrite experience?
Fun, Challenging, Rewarding, Investigative, and Rememberable.
What do you remember and/or value most from your PlayWrite workshop experience?
I think what I remember most are... how grateful I was to get to experience it since it was something I just did for myself. Which I hadn't done in quite sometime. And it revealed to me how much more I needed to get in touch with myself to truly be creative. I had built this wall of politeness over the years to the extent that I didn't even always know what I truly felt. And PlayWrite taught me to be both less serious and decisive in my choices.
Why do you want to continue to engage with PlayWrite?
I want to keep growing as person while being creative. It doesn't hurt that I also get to meet other individuals who are creative, as well as interact with the amazing staff.
What are your hopes and plans for the future?
I am hoping going forward I can apply to NYU for grad school to pursue my career choice. (And maybe get/rescue a French Bulldog on the way...)