Rachel Seurer, a junior majoring in Rehabilitation Psychology, began working as a Student Representative for the ILS program in Spring 2012. Rachel declared the ILS Certificate in 2011 after taking her first ILS course, ILS 372: Classical Figures Grapple with Contemporary Issues taught by Dr. Sell. Rachel instantly fell in love with the program’s creative approaches to reviving the work of renowned philosophers (for further proof, see Anita for pictures of Rachel dressed as Thomas Jefferson and John Maynard Keynes…). Another asset to the ILS program in Rachel's opinion? Anita, ILS' superhuman administrator! Following this course, Rachel also completed ILS 206 and is currently working on an independent study under the supervision of Dr. Sell, examining the philosophy of happiness in ancient and contemporary culture. In addition to the ILS certificate, she is also pursuing a Certificate in Global Health, and is interested in studying how social and scientific thought has come to affect our physical and mental well-being. Outside of these academic interests, Rachel is also a Yoga instructor at Kaivalya Yoga Studio on University Avenue and enjoys reading, running, and watching quirky French films with her friends. Rachel works in the Meikeljohn House Wednesday mornings and would love to answer any questions about how to succeed in the certificate program.