Rachel Murray


Next step: Civil Engineer at DLZ in Columbus, Ohio.

Rachel Murray is passionate about helping people in underprivileged areas gain access to clean water and water resources. At ONU, she majored in civil engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering.

From Westerville, Ohio, Rachel is the daughter of ONU alumni who inspired her career interests; her father is a civil engineer, and her mother has a degree in environmental science.

Her parents’ love for their alma mater influenced her, as well. “Our family used to visit ONU for homecoming, and my parents often shared great stories. They also still see their college friends, which is something I wanted in my life, too.”

Rachel appreciated the professional experiences ONU offered her.

“ONU’s engineering program is unmatched,” she said. “From the start, you are exposed to real aspects of engineering such as CAD work, Excel, soldering, coding and so many other things that help you get a feel for what engineering is all about."

The sense of community ONU fostered was also a big plus, she said. “The College of Engineering faculty are so helpful, and they genuinely care about students. Also, the students have such a great bond, and everyone is willing to help and support each other along the way.”