Cheer Squad: Rachael

Name: Rachael
Hometown & State: Santa Cruz, CA
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Major: Nursing
Favorite Music: I'll listen to really anything!
Favorite Movie(s): I love watching my family's old home videos.
Favorite Book(s): Beautiful Chaos, by Robert M. Drake
Favorite Color: I love looking at a bright blue ocean!
Favorite Candy: Not really into candy - I'm more of a cookie-dough ice cream kind of girl!
Favorite Sport: Competitive cheerleading
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping in and spending my money at cute coffee shops and farmers markets.
Favorite thing to do on a Friday night: Either have a beach bonfire with friends or go to a late-night fitness class!
Favorite Coach Wooden Quote to live by: "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."
Most influential teacher: My mom, Susan, for teaching me to never give up on my dreams despite how outrageous they may seem and my father, Michael, for teaching me that often the journey is more important than the destination. Also my competitive cheerleading coaches Neda Emamjomeh and Michael De Vos, who taught me to live in the moment and never settle for my second best.
What event in history would you most like to witness and why?
I would love to experience the 70s because who wouldn't want to live in the era of peace, love and lava lamps?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself working abroad as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse, helping to better the health of ill babies in disadvantaged countries.

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