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Rachel Pellegrino is a junior journalism and electronic media major at Waynesburg University. She is greatly involved in Waynesburg’s Department of Communication, where she maintains a leadership role within a variety of clubs including: the student newspaper, The Yellow Jacket, as the Managing Editor; the student produced television network, WCTV, as the News Director; and the school’s Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, as the President. Aside from academics, Rachel is also an active member of Waynesburg’s DIII cross country and track and field teams. She looks forward to studying abroad and is excited to grow and learn alongside the other awardees through the guidance of the Vira I. Heinz program.