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Hi, my name is Rachel Fellman. I am currently a freshman at NC State. I am in the first year engineering program but plan to CODA at the end of the semester into Biological Engineering. I am interested in this major because of the ecological engineering concentration offered, which focuses on sustainability and the environment, two things I am very passionate about.


For the past few summers I have worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Levine JCC in Charlotte, NC. This is a full time job in which I worked 40 hours per week, usually 25 teaching swim lessons and 15 lifeguarding. I taught children, ages 3 to 11, the basics of water safety as well as the correct form for the following strokes; freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke, as well as diving. The most difficult part of this job was the communication. I had to communicate with parents, children, camp counselors, other instructors, my bosses, and the other lifeguards on duty in order for everything to run smoothly.



photo of Rachel

Most Interesting Classes:

  1. Hon 300 Religion and Freedom
  2. PB 360 Ecology
  3. HESF 237 Weight Training
  4. BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity
Club Name Website Link
NC State Hillel Click for Hillel
Engineers Without Borders Click for EWB