ACS is pleased to welcome Rachel Larson as a full-time member of the Advantage family. Rachel has been working as an intern in the engineering department part-time during school years and full-time over the past four summers. She graduated from the University of Michigan this spring with a bachelor's degree in computer science from the engineering school. (It's also possible to study computer science through the college of Literature, Science and the Arts.)
A dyed-in-the-wool engineer, Rachel freely labels herself a computer nerd. She has always liked math and science and does not get at all excited about writing assignments. Her favorite entertainment genre is science fiction, whether it's books, movies or games. And yes, she's a Trekkie—original series all the way.
Born in New Jersey, Rachel moved to Ann Arbor when she was 7 years old and has lived there ever since. She remembers wanting to go to the University of Michigan from a very early age and now that she has graduated, she has no plans to leave. She is the oldest of four children and enjoys spending time with her family.