Rachel Laub’s older sister, Abi, started it, enrolling at Weber State as a geosciences major. Rachel followed, as a computer science major. In the fall of 2019, Abi and Rachel’s younger sisters, twins Ariel and Ivie, started as first-year students. Another younger sister, Micah, a student in Early College, which allows high school students to take college courses, will graduate from high school in 2020 with an associate’s degree from WSU.
Suffice it to say, Weber State is a Laub family tradition.
Much like Rachel’s choice in university, her chosen major could have been easy to predict. She discovered her affinity for computers and technology in eighth grade. Before graduating from high school, she completed three certifications in information technology, received the Sterling Scholar Philo T. Farnsworth Governor’s Award and won the National Center for Women & Information Technology award for aspirations in computing.
Recently, Rachel was honored as a finalist for the 2018 Women Tech Council’s Student Pathway Award, given to college students who have shown outstanding service or outreach in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
“The Women Tech Council is an amazing group of innovative women who want to change the world,” she said. “Being a finalist for the Student Pathway Award was a privilege.”
Rachel came to WSU on an ambassador scholarship. Since enrolling, she has offered guidance to others pursuing their passions as an admissions ambassador, and shared her love for technology with peers in the Society of Women Engineers club and the Science, Technology, Engineering Programs club.