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Rachel Hassell Spotlighting a UH Woman Each Month

What is your position and title at UH?
I am the Graduate Assistant with the Urban Experience Program.

How long have you worked at UH?
I started in August 2016.

What are your job responsibilities and duties?
I am privileged in working one on one with students in their academic, personal, financial, and civic leadership. Together, the student and I discuss their career goals and how we can reach them through volunteer and civic engagement, internships, financial and scholarship aid, and other opportunities for them to strengthen their resume and enhance their experience at the University of Houston.

What do you enjoy about your work?
I enjoy learning about student's history, background, and how I can help them reach their educational and personal goals. Each student's story includes their struggles, obstacles, perseverance, and dedication, and proves our students at the University of Houston will and have gone that extra mile to gain knowledge.

What advice or encouragement would you give UH staff and students?
For our students, I encourage them to seek out resources on campus. Do not be afraid to ask that question burning in the back of your mind. Do not hesitate to bother your Teaching Assistant about your assignments. Your professors may seem robotic but I promise they are human and capable of empathy.

For our staff, I thank you for your time and energy and appreciate your dedication. As a student, I wouldn't be able to complete my education without you. 

What is something about you that many co-workers do not know about you?
I am a Pentaholic, I have seen Pentatonix in concert three times.