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Rachel Hoverstad ’16

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at St Olaf chapter.

Name: Rachel Hoverstad

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Concentration: Psychology and Biomedical Studies

Hobbies: I love being outside, being around people, laughing, learning from deep talks, being goofy, eating chocolate, cheering on Oles, playing piano, reading, singing, getting to know people, planning events, serving, and being in any body of water.


Campus Activities: Chapel Choir, St. Olaf Awesome Club, Volunteer Network, Dance Marathon, Inner-Tube Water Polo

Favorite Color: Green!

What do you find most rewarding about working with the groups you volunteer with?: I love having the opportunity to build genuine relationships. I love getting to experience how relationships can strengthen and develop when you simply just get to know one another and care about one another. I also love being able to see the students I work with become comfortable with who they are and what they love!

Favorite place in Olaf you’ve lived: THE POD in Ytt 124

Favorite Book: The Shack completely opened up my mind and challenged me to think in a different way. I also can’t leave out Harry Potter!

What projects have you taken on that you’re most proud of?: I was super excited about the panel we held last year “A Spectrum of Perspectives”. Awesome Club invited a wide array of people to campus to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The panel included a MN legislator, Northfield School District’s Autism Resource Specialist, St. Olaf College Professor Dana Gross, and Miss Minnesota 2013. I also am very proud of the Person-First Campaign we are running this week with SSN! Come take the pledge to End the Word and use Person-First Language!

Favorite TV show: The Office and Friends

What do you want the ladies of St. Olaf to know?: I want the ladies of St. Olaf to know that they are all killin’ it. We all bring our own passions and talents to this campus and I feel so blessed to have learned from and grown from the many interactions I’ve had with the incredible people I am surrounded by. Keep on keepin’ on.

Maggie is a junior at St. Olaf, currently majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies with a concentration in media studies.  She runs for the St. Olaf cross-country and track teams, writes for the school newspaper, and tries to do her homework in the downtime. Maggie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, biking, skiing, and swimming.  She's excited to be a part of the Her Campus community!  Um Ya Ya!