Hello all, I’m Rachel Baber (not to be confused with the other Rachel B. Honor Leader, Rachel Basmaci). I grew up in Indiana but moved down to Florida in 6th grade. I’m from the New Tampa Family YMCA. I joined the Y right after I moved down to Florida and it became a second home. I joined Leaders on a whim in 8th grade after I saw a flyer for it. My first year was also my then-advisors first year so I didn’t really know what it was all about until I came to BRLS and fell in love with the program. I can’t even put into words how much this honor means to me! I feel so incredibly blessed to serve a program that has impacted me so much.

Currently, I am a freshman at Duke University. I’m thinking of studying neuroscience but that could definitely change. All I know for sure is that I want to work with special needs populations. I’m very active in CRU, a ministry on campus, and I volunteer at a local elementary school and a special needs ministry. I love to run in my free time. I love to stay busy and I love living in North Carolina! I can’t wait to serve you all and meet you if I haven’t already!

All my love,