My name is Rachel Whitman, and I am currently a fourth year undergraduate at the University of Georgia, set to graduate in May 2017. Thanks to the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, I am studying psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. It's a field of study rich with both human experience and exciting scientific discoveries, and I would never had considered it, had I not spoken to Dr. Jessica Brommelhoff, a neuropsychologist who kindly agreed to be part of the UMA (You can read her interview here on the site!) After graduation, I'm hoping to pursue a Ph.D. in either Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences--I just can't decide! I love reading, writing (both academically and creatively), knitting, crochet, painting my nails, and solving long algebra problems. In my early years of high school, I went through a phase where I was decidedly "anti-girly" (I suspect it had something to do with being one of the only girls in a mostly-male JROTC program!), but throughout the years, I've learned that enjoying traditionally-feminine activities does not make me less tough (I wound up as the Cadet Commander of my JROTC unit), nor does it diminish my intelligence in any way.