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SPOTLIGHT Rach el Sh ade began h er f u ll-year in t er n sh ip at An dover High Sch ool u n der t h e su per vision of Abby Levin . Rach el is a secon d-year gr adu at e st u den t f r om Sim m on s College, w h er e sh e w ill be aw ar ded a m ast er ?s degr ee in social w or k in M ay. Rach el w as bor n in In don esia an d im m igr at ed t o New Ham psh ir e w it h h er f am ily in 2002 at t h e age of t w elve. Sh e is f lu en t in bot h In don esian an d En glish . Rach el cu r r en t ly h as a bach elor ?s degr ee in psych ology, bu t w as dr aw n t o social w or k du e t o it s em ph asis on r elat ion sh ips an d t h e in t er per son al aspect s of people?s lives. Rach el h as a st r on g cu r iosit y an d in t er est in ot h er cu lt u r es, r epor t edly dr eam s in bot h of h er lan gu ages, an d ch ose t o in t er n at a h igh sch ool becau se of h er in t er est in lear n in g m or e abou t t h e t een age per spect ive on academ ics, f r ien dsh ips, f am ily, an d lar ger w or ld view. Rach el h as been w or k in g w it h a n u m ber of st u den t s span n in g all f ou r gr ades t h r ou gh en gagem en t in social sk ills gr ou ps, m in df u ln ess gr ou ps, at t en din g IEP m eet in gs, assist in g w it h cr isis evalu at ion s, w or k in g w it h par en t s, an d u sin g h er m u lt icu lt u r al exper ien ce t o con n ect w it h st u den t s of diver se back gr ou n ds.