By Tyler Conrad ’17
What’s your name and year?
Rachel DeMaria ’17, I’m a senior.
What’s some of the ways you’re involved on campus?
The biggest way I’m involved in school is through Student Council. We meet for at least five hours a week to plan events for the school and our grade. However, I’m also in NHS, Spanish Club, Music Club, and a member of Blue Crew as well.
That’s so fun! How long have you been involved with stuco?
I have been involved in Student Council for the past two years now. It’s one of my favorite activities at Xavier and I wish I would have run for office even sooner.
What positions have you held?
I’ve been a senator both years in a row.
When you’re not busy with your extra currics and school what else do you like to do?
I absolutely love anything involving music or movies. So, I normally spend my time on Spotify or Soundcloud, trying to find new music and artists to listen to. I do play the guitar, as well, and mess around with mixing music from time to time. If I’m not playing around with music, I’m usually hanging out with friends or trying to find new movies to watch. I also love going to the mountain and exploring downtown, as well.
I totally agree. What are some of your notable classes this year?
I am in AP Calculus AB, AP Physics, Humanities, History of Rock, AP English, and AP Psychology.
That’s a ton of AP’s! Which is your favorite and which is the toughest?
My favorite is easily AP Psychology because I’ve always loved learning about the brain and how people think. My hardest class would definitely be AP Physics just because the concepts are so difficult to grasp.
For sure, would you consider pursuing a career in Psychology?
Yeah, absolutely. I want to major in computer science, and then get my masters in Neuroscience, actually. Then I’d be able to incorporate Psychology into Artificial Intelligence.
That’s really interesting. Have you always wanted to do that type of thing, did anything inspire you?
Totally, I think it’s just a combination of enjoying the biology, computer programming, and psychology classes I’ve taken throughout my four years of high school.