Rachel Banaszak

Rachel Banaszak '11 is more than just a college student. She's a nurse, a teacher, and a storyteller. During her junior year, Banaszak, from Great Mills, Maryland, worked at Community Childcare Center in Staunton, helping to manage a classroom of 2- and 3-year-olds through meals, exercise, playtime, naps, and sometimes, readings of The Plumply Dumply Pumpkin.

"It widens your perspective on what's going on in their home lives," she said. "It has made me want to adopt."