Prior to her current position as an academic advisor at Texas A&M University, Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from The Ohio State University in 2014 and a Master of Education degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University in 2017.
As a new professional in the field of academic advising, Rachel enjoys learning more about the profession as an active member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Texas Academic Advising Network (TEXAAN), and Texas A&M’s University Advisors & Counselors organization (UAC). Through these networks, Rachel presents at local, state, and national conferences and also enjoys listening to fellow advisors present new topics and ideas. Rachel’s research interests include student and professional mental health and coping, transfer students, and higher education peer mentor programming.
Out of her day-to-day duties as an academic advisor, Rachel holds a very special passion toward animals, especially golden retrievers. She has a golden of her own, Paisley, along with three cats, Jackson, PJ, and George. In her free time, you can find Rachel watching Bob’s Burgers marathons or floating down a river in her Kayak.
Rachel’s advice for students: Step outside of your comfort zone. College offers so many fun and exciting opportunities to take advantage of that may not be available to students after college. Trying something new may develop everlasting friendships and a sense of purpose in a student’s life. You’ll never know until you try!
Selected Professional Works
Kaufman Baumann, Emily and Nemets, Rachel. 2018. Fanning the Flame vs. Burning Out: How to sustain empathy and passion throughout your career as an advisor [concurrent session]. Texas Academic Advising Network (TEXAAN) Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
Nemets, Rachel and Garry, Margaret. 2017. The Struggle is Real: How to survive and thrive in times of professional stress [concurrent session]. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.