Rachel Matheison

2020 Award: Peter G. Pauw Award for Distinction in Biology
Major: Biology & Psychology
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Extracurricular activities: Undergraduate Research, Gonzaga Science Scholars, Exploring the Beautiful PNW


More about Rachel

Future Plans:
Looking to get some work experience following graduation. Long-term my plan is go to medical school for Psychiatry.

How has your major contributed to your professional or personal development?
Studying Biology at Gonzaga has equipped me to go out into the world and work towards answering difficult questions, fostered my love for science, and furthered my endless curiosity about the natural world. Leaving this program I feel confident that I have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in whatever I choose to pursue next.

What has been your proudest or most significant accomplishment during your Gonzaga career?
My proudest moment from my Gonzaga Career is right now. I am usually a highly self-critical person, but I am so proud of myself for managing to complete two degrees in four years. Looking back on all the hard work and countless late nights it took to get here, I know I gave it my all and learned so much along the way.