Rachel Ploeger | Dean’s Award of Merit; Maarten and Marie ten Hoor Award

Dual Degree: BA in Philosophy (Concentration in Jurisprudence) with a minor in Mathematics and BS in Physics (Astrophysics Track)

Hometown: Monroe, Ohio

Favorite Experience: My favorite experience on campus has been my time as president of the Philosophy Club. I have deeply enjoyed leading discussions, getting non-philosophy majors interested in philosophy, and learning through conversations with my peers.

Favorite Course: I would not be able to choose only one as my favorite, but the courses I have enjoyed the most have been my upper-level philosophy electives. All of those courses are great opportunities to learn about specific topics in philosophy, practice critical thinking and discussion, and develop better writing skills.

Future Plans: I plan to pursue a PhD in philosophy after I graduate in May.