Rachel Keenan

Rachel Keenan

Hometown: North Tonawanda, NY

Major: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2026

Why did you choose Daemen University?

I chose Daemen because of the amazing scholarships and strong community. 

Why did you choose your present major?

Psychology has been an interest of mine since I was young--especially in regards to how the brain works.

Please briefly describe your Scholar's Day. 

I was a bit nervous but my interviewers were beyond kind and welcoming! It felt as if we were having a conversation and my experiences were valued. 

Please describe your academic experience at Daemen.

I have really enjoyed the small class sizes and all the close bonds I made as a result.  

What do you like best about Daemen?

I love the community of people there, new friends are not hard to come by. 

What clubs or organizations have you been a part of here at Daemen University? What kinds of things do they do?

I am part of the Honors Program. It is a group that focuses on bettering themselves and the community around them!

Please describe any internship, study abroad, service learning or academic experience?

I took my first college level psychology course this semester with Dr. Khan and just knew that I had picked the right major. The feeling that you have found your people is amazing!

Do you have a job or jobs on campus? Please provide a brief description.

I work at Wegmans as a store and bakery coordinator. I help make sure all the departments run smoothly and focus primarily on the bakery department. 

What is your favorite spot to stop by in town? 

The Panera on Main--it's the best study spot!

What piece of advice would you give to prospective students? 

Keep your deadlines and assignments organized. Also, if you are commuting, you are going to need to put a little more effort into making friends, so don't be afraid to reach out and meet new people!