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Hailing from the American midwest, Rachel craves deep friendships, whether that looks like longboarding with friends or sacrificing sleep for the sake of good conversation. Although she had ambitions of attending college, she flew to STN for summer challenge immediately after her freshman year and dropped out the following semester. Knowing there was a future for her more extraordinary than the “American dream,” she returned to STN for internship, after which she couldn’t stay away for longer than a year. Rachel’s reunited with the Surfing the Nations family and community of Wahiawa, eager for whatever this wild ride will hold.

rachel.bushong@surfingthenations.com