Rachel cliburn remembers combing through a scientific journal during her sophomore year at baylor university, the authors page piquing her interest. "i thought, 'it's someone's job to actually do this, just to find stuff out?'" rachel said. "'that could be me!'" the long grove native has since embraced life as a researcher, and last year she was named a fulbright student. the 22-year-old now lives abroad in the netherlands working toward a master's degree in neuroscience.
Hometown: Long Grove
School: I graduated from Stevenson High School in '08, and from Baylor University in '12.
Who inspires you? My parents
What's on your iPod? An embarrassing amount of overdramatic '80s music
What book are you reading? "Cruciform" by Jimmy Davis
The three words that best describe you? Exuberant, Imaginative, Thankful.