Rachel Bolduc from Lebanon, ME is a Criminal Justice major with a concentration in Investigations. She is a second-degree black belt having done Tae Kwon Do for 10 years, and is an avid hunter.
Rachel enlisted in the United States Army Reserves during her senior year of high school as a 17-year-old. Graduating basic combat training was the proudest moment of her life so far. Rachel learned basic rifleman skills and became an expert marksman by completing the highest possible score with an M-4 rifle. She also received the Army Achievement Medal for her excellence in training, motivation throughout exercise, and outstanding achievement as a gunner. Rachel has been a member Army ROTC for four years and is currently Battalion staff responsible for personnel, funding accounts, recruiting and social media. Additionally, she spent last summer in Poland studying foreign military standards.
Over the last five years, she became a certified behavior health professional by dedicating her time to working with autistic children between ages four and 18 to help them develop life skills. She specialized in working with children with low-functioning autism.
On campus, Rachel is a member of the Criminal Justice Club, Spiritual Life, and the 2018 Class Council. She participated in the Hour of Power Swimming for a Cause event and takes part in the Veterans’ Day Color Guard and the 21-Gun Salute Ceremony each year. Rachel is an intramural sports athlete, a note-taker for students with disabilities, Chairperson for the Festival of Lights, and a Senior Class Representative as well as Public Relations Chair for Student Senate. She believes that the most important attributes to being a leader are listening to other students, being their voice, and making a difference in the community.
Rachel has broadened her experience as an intern with the Sanford, ME Police Department’s criminal investigation division, working drug analysis cases, touring crime labs, and watching forensic science work in court. She also worked with a private investigator, performing undercover work and studying credit card fraud.
After graduating as a second lieutenant, Rachel will serve in the military for eight more years, hopefully in Colorado. Then, she will continue making a difference by joining the FBI.