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Finding your path is essential

Rachel Faieta, now a nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was a 2011 Agganis Scholarship Recipient.

What high school and college did you attend?

I graduated from St. Mary's High School in 2011 and went on to attend Boston University.

What did you study in college?

I studied Neuroscience with the hopes of pursuing a career in research.

How did the Agganis Scholarship have an impact on you?

Walking by the bronzed Agganis statue as a student at BU always filled me with pride knowing that I was following in the footsteps of the great Harry Agganis. Having the distinguished honor of being chosen as an Agganis scholar is something that I will forever be grateful for.

What do you do now?

After graduating from BU, I ended up changing my career path and went to nursing school and now work as an oncology nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

What is one piece of advice you have for student-athletes in college or embarking on their career?

One piece of advice for future Scholars is to always remember that there is no "right" path that you set out to follow, there is only your path. It’s important to not compare yourself to others who may be at a different point on their own journey. Trust that life will work itself out for you if you put in the time and work hard towards your goal.

Receiving an Agganis scholarship was one step on my path to finding what I truly enjoy doing: helping others as a nurse.

Tell us a fun fact!

I lived in Germany for a couple of months while I was in school and was able to experience Oktoberfest among other amazing things. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I would highly recommend studying abroad in college if given the opportunity!

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