Rachel Merrill is a University Innovation Fellow and a current student at Brigham Young University. She is a Junior in the Experience Design and Management program. Rachel's passion to provide transformational experiences for others drives her to be a changemaker. Rachel seeks to have a positive impact on her family life, school life, and work life. At Brigham Young University, Rachel is involved in the Experience Design and Management Society. She also enjoys her current work as a Student Supervisor in the Registrars Office.
Rachel loves to be involved in a variety of activities. She loves hiking on the Wasatch Front, swing dancing, and painting. Rachel is also known for her genuine love of people. Unafraid to talk to strangers, Rachel is one who is always making new friends. Ever since she was a young girl, Rachel has always looked for opportunities to be involved in promoting positive change
In her early teens, Rachel took the opportunity to co-lead a three-year group project that provided humanitarian effort to citizens of Haiti. Rachel created fundraiser events and marketing videos for her school to fundraise needed supplies for those in great need. As a teenager, she participated in an H.E.F.Y. (Humanitarian Experience for Youth) service trip, traveling to Tonga to aid in humanitarian efforts. Rachel has also dedicated 18 months to full-time missionary service in Sendai, Japan.
Looking toward the future, Rachel hopes to continue traveling around the globe engaging in projects that will benefit the communities she visits. Rachel has always loved to be creative and make good things happen. She is pursuing a career in business where she hopes she will be able to use her passion for creativity and social innovation to make the world a better place.
BYU Landscape Canvas
Brigham Young University
BYU Innovation Fellows
Fall 2018 cohort