Rachel Smith

Rachel is a Junior at Aquinas College and will graduate in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Child Life Specialty and a minor in Studio Art. She is pursuing a career as a Child Life Specialist. Rachel has been volunteering at the center since May and is our Fall Intern position.

Rachel always knew that she wanted to work with kids, but never knew exactly which career path to follow. She was interested in the medical field, education and therapy. When Aquinas developed their Child Life Program, she knew it was what she was meant to do because Child Life encompases many of her passions. She has previously volunteered in Metro Health’s Child Life Department, which has really confirmed her decision to pursue a career working with children who are ill. Rachel believes that play is an essential part of children’s learning and healing. Outside of school and work, Rachel enjoys traveling and camping, spending time with family and friends, and working on her art.