Rachel Dufour is a first-year student at Louisiana State University. She graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a B.S. in chemistry and psychology and worked at a general practice animal hospital for three years before vet school. She is currently exploring her interests within veterinary medicine but especially loves research and internal medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine she loves to read, listen to podcasts on design and social justice, and explore nature by backpacking. She currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her senior cat, Picasso.