My name is Rachel Sterling and I am the current Martel president. A quick bio, I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and Business. I was a Project Leader for Engineers without Borders at Rice for two years, designing a water distribution system for a community in Nicaragua. I also work at Coffeehouse and am well versed in the Houston coffee scene. Let me know if you want some suggestions on where to go 😉
So what does it mean to be “Martel President”?
In short, I work with many people at the college to help ensure Martel truly is the best college ever. That includes working with committees to throw events and make physical improvements to the college, working with my executive council to plan our weekly Parliament meetings (a meeting with the whole college) and working with individual Martelians to take up new initiatives! In addition, I also represent your voice when meeting with top administration and cross campus leaders. So, if there is something you want to do or change, I’m a good first stop. I can usually point you in the right direction and get you connected with the right people.
So what’s my plan for this year?
In short: bringing people together and connecting them to the college. There are so many ways to get involved at Martel and my goal for this year is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be a leader in their own way. I know that totally sounds generic, but really, feel free to hit me up and tell me your interests! I love getting to know people and helping connect them with something they’ll love.
But even more importantly, I want to help bring Martelians together! The residential college system is one of the coolest things about Rice. Let’s take advantage of it and really make Martel our second home and Martelians our second family. Translation: more Martel cook outs, more fun parliaments and more straight chillin’ at the best college ever. What more could you want?