My name is Rachel Marrero. I was born and raised in Tampa, FL. I attended Villa Madonna Catholic School from Pre-K to 8th grade. There, I received an excellent education for what I believe provided a strong foundation for my academic success. I attended Alonso High School, which is part of our Hillsborough Country District. While in high school, I was a member of JROTC, The Girls’ Varsity Flag Football Team, and the Touch of Class Dance Team, of which I was captain my senior year. It was during my high school years that I discovered my love for Science, specifically Biology and Anatomy and Physiology. I graduated with Honors with a 4.1 GPA, and proceeded into my college career at Hillsborough Community College. Shortly after, I transferred to the University of South Florida in Spring of 2011. I was a Health Sciences major and Public Health minor, and attained my Bachelor’s Degree from USF in Summer of 2013. Outside of academics, I have spent most of my years as a dancer. I was trained at Frank Rey Dance Studio, in Tampa, for most of my life. I am currently using this training and passion of the art as a Cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Storm, and a Dance Instructor for children with disabilities at Therabilities Performing Arts Center.
My choice of this career is a longtime dream of mine, that was fueled by examples of phenomenal instructors and role models I have encountered during my education. I strive to leave an impact on my future student the way those select individuals have left on me. Throughout the uncertainties of college, and decisions on what career paths to take, I am proud to have chosen this one, and gracious to have found this program. I now have a wonderful opportunity to teach beautiful information to fresh, young minds, and play a significant role in the future he or she will take on.