Rachel Yerian


Columbus, OH
Computer Integrated Machining Technology
Why I chose my major: 

Because I love to work with my hands, and I love math.

Why I chose RIT: 
I chose RIT/NTID because of its reputation and excellent services for deaf students.
What I like best about RIT: 
The wonderful support services
Dream job: 
Work as a machinist
Favorite spot on campus: 

The CSD Student Development Center

Favorite professor: 
Pat Billies, because she is very friendly and supportive. She is very understanding and wants to see me succeed in my career goal.
Favorite class: 
Math, because it is my favorite subject.
What excites me about RIT: 

The best of both worlds—hearing students and deaf students studying, living and socializing together.

My most memorable experience at RIT/NTID: 
Becoming a sister of Alpha Sigma Theta
If I could tell prospective students only one thing about RIT/NTID, it would be: 

This college is wonderful for students who are majoring in technology, and offers the best education in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Favorite place to eat in Rochester: 
Carrabba's, Tandoor of India and Delmonico Italian Steakhouse. For take-out, Salvatore’s Pizzeria is my favorite place. I also like Jay's Diner for a late-night meal or early morning breakfast.
Favorite movie: 
That’s hard to decide because I like so many movies, especially action and adventure movies. For now I would say “Salt.”
Fun fact about me: 

I wear shorts and t-shirts outside year round—even during the snowy winter months.