Rachel Wimmer

Rachel Wimmer
  • Class of 2016
  • Hometown: Arlington, VA
  • Major(s): Biology / Minor: Marine Science
  • Archived Blogger

About Rachel Wimmer

My name is Rachel Wimmer and I graduated William & Mary in May 2016. I studied biology and marine science at W&M and worked in a research lab studying seagrass communities at VIMS.

Once an EcoAmbassador for W&M who blogged about sustainability research and initiatives taking place at W&M and VIMS, I am now working at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. on the media team for their journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Posts by Rachel Wimmer

Failure is an Option

One of the most difficult lessons in life is learning how to fail. That’s right, failure. Being wrong. Inadequacy. Not succeeding. Many of us,

A Graduate’s Road Map

Seventeen hours after graduating from William & Mary, I started my first job. As the 3-day long Commencement extravaganza came to a close, I

Environmental Law: A Different Kind of Sustainable Change

Elizabeth Andrews, the new director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) and a William & Mary alumnus, has patiently watched as opinions and

Oyster Restoration: Preserving an Ecosystem and Culture

Ever since 7th grade, Melissa Karp has been passionate about oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Her interest was sparked after partaking in a summer

Resurrecting the Reef: Undergrad’s research goes global

Kharis Schrage, a junior here at William & Mary, works in the the Allen Lab where she studies delicate marine invertebrates called hemichordates (a

Green Careers: What does the future have in store for you?

Regardless of what year you are in college, you have probably, on more than one occasion, had this thought go through your mind: “What

Wise Consumption – Redefining sustainability and what it means to ‘have it all’

When we think about our future, what our “ideal” life would be, and what would ultimately make us happy, many of us envision the

Mimicking Nature: Seagrass Restoration in the Bay

Sometimes all it takes is the “perfect storm of events” to align a scientist with the passion that will drive their career. In 1969,

Go Outside – Doctor’s Orders

When was the last time that you went outside, and I mean really went outside, and completely submersed yourself in nature? How did you