The Meet Your PALs Series introduces you to UNH Manchester's Peer Assistant Leaders (PALs), who help first-year students adjust to campus life. This week's PAL is Rachel Avery '20, a Goffstown High School graduate who is double majoring in English and history.
This is my first year as a PAL and I’m excited to help make first year students’ transition to college as smooth as possible!
Get involved! Drop by an event, check out a club, come to class an hour early and hang out in the Student Commons — you may be surprised at how easy it is to make friends.
I was drawn to the affordability of UNH Manchester, but also the small campus size and tight-knit community.
Last semester, the Literature Club released the first issue of Pages, a brand-new campus literary magazine. We had a fun launch/open mic night, and I loved the opportunity to hear the creative work of my peers.
A couple of semesters ago I took Dr. Paterson’s ENGL 657 Shakespeare course and I loved it. We read and wrote about nine plays and had some fascinating class discussions.
Like so many students, I’m not sure yet! I hope to work in some kind of history-related field and maybe adopt a big fluffy dog.
I visited Rome a few years ago and was delighted to be so immersed in art and history. It would be wonderful to go back!
I think I probably wanted to be a writer of some kind; I thought Jo March [of Little Women] was the coolest.
I’m on campus all the time! In addition to working as a PAL, you can find me in Student Involvement or in the Office of Academic Advising.
I would plant a vegetable garden — I’m bad at keeping plants alive!
I would do the Pacific Northwest with Joan Baez and camp along the way; she would be a great fireside sing-a-long.
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