“After my two-and-a-half-year tour I realized I had found my passion for medicine. I returned to the U in 2015 and majored in biology with minor in chemistry. Because of my background in emergency medicine, I’ve looked largely at continuing that training and would like to become a trauma surgeon.”
“I have this sense of service toward my fellowmen. To be out in the field responding to those serving would be the ultimate dream—to help them while they’re sacrificing so much.”
Student veteran Rachael Barkie plans to use her experience dealing with conflict and the complexities of different ideologies and cultures to help policymakers find nuanced solutions to difficult environmental problems.