Western Washington University Alumni Association

Rachael Bowers

Major - Biology
Hometown - Bellingham, WA

From the time I was young, giving back to the community has always been a part of my life. Currently, I volunteer through WWU’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders as well as the Honors Program. After I graduate from Western, I hope to continue my education and focus it on endangered species conservation. With this education, I plan to give back to my community, and possibly the world, by studying endangered species and hopefully helping to protect them from further harm.

“This education will give me the knowledge necessary to study and protect endangered animal species.”

This scholarship has helped to lower the amount of loans I need to pay for my education. This, in turn, will decrease the amount of debt I will have upon graduating from Western. While at Western, I will not be as worried about paying for my education and will be able to focus more attention to my studies.

Studying abroad in Vietnam has definitely impacted my hopes and dreams. Instead of just merely studying endangered species, I want to use my research to make a difference. As a result of traveling to Vietnam, I want my work to further the knowledge of endangered species and work toward protecting animals from extinction.


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