Rachel Buege

Rachel Buege

San Diego, CA, USA


Last updated January 1, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

I am like a sponge that seeks to soak up as much knowledge from those around me as possible.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Born and raised in San Diego, California. I currently attend Steele Canyon and am in my last year graduating soon. For the future I am pursuing a degree in biology and will go down the pre-med path. After being hospitalized a few times this past summer for a migraine variant and POTs I now understand the how difficult chronic illnesses can be. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome causes causing fatigue, dizziness, brain fog, etc. due to a raised heart rate above 30 bpm upon movement. The migraine variant I have is responsible for my right side going numb. It took away my independence and ability to care for myself for a while. Luckily through having an amazing doctor I have been able to reclaim my life, and also through making accommodations constantly for myself. Hence, I want to make it so that others can have the same experience as myself and have a medical profession who is willing to listen and help in all ways possible. Am looking to widen my horizons and learn from the world around me.

Interesting Factoid

I love spiders and have a pet tarantula named Citronella.


Languages

English and Spanish

Countries Visited

Map View

Peru

What I Do  

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Disability
Healthcare
LGBT
Climate Change

Volunteer Experience

Mar 2020 - Present
Knitting prosthetic breasts for women who have survived or are battling breast cancer.
San Diego, CA, USA

Jun 2017 - Present
Planning cultural events in San Diego meanwhile fundraising to give back to the community. In charge of making homeless bags and helping at the local San Diego soup kitchens.
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What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Painting, hiking, spending time with animals, drawing

Food & Drinks

Pasta, Poke Bowls, Coca Cola

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Post Punk, Indie, Pop

Bauhas, Bikini Kill, K. Flay, Qveen Herby

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Bojack Horseman

Education  


Clubs and Communities

Mental Health Club

President

Aug 2018 - Mar 2020
Promoting mental health awareness and finding ways to help students cope with daily life.

Academic Interests

Chemistry
Biology
Cellular Biology

Extracurricular Activities

Folk Dancing
Sea Cadets
Robotics