Name: Rachel Mendez
Title: Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mathematics
What's an accomplishment you're most proud of?
The accomplishment I'm most proud of is probably finishing my degree when I had 2 small children and my husband worked lots of crazy hours.
I had 2 years of college under my belt when I took a 6-year break, got married, and had 2 kids. After all that, I went back to finish when my kids were ages 1 and 3. My husband worked 12-hour days—all but 2 days out of each month—so we hardly ever saw each other!
I finished in 3 years and graduated cum laude and as a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society. It was a lot of hard work, but I’m grateful for all of it!