Rachel Vaca
Rachel Vaca
Admissions Counselor
Twitter: GoJays_Rachel
“Life will always throw you curves; just keep fouling them off. The right pitch will come…and when it does, be prepared to run the bases.”

Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Omaha area high schools.

Omaha area high schools: Benson High School, Boys Town, Brownell-Talbot, Bryan High School, Burke High School, Central High School, North High School, Northwest High School, Omaha Baptist, Omaha Christian Academy, Omaha Street School, Parrish, Roncalli, South High School, and Westside High School.

Personal Information: 

Hometown: Ramona, CA

High school: Ramona High School

College: Creighton University

Major: Communication Studies

Activities during college: Freshman Leadership Program, Alpha Phi, Creighton Athletics Intern, Swing Dance Society, Intramurals

Hobbies: Crafting, reading, sketching, drinking coffee (I love discovering new coffee shops around Omaha), watching baseball, and cheering on the Bluejays!

Fun and interesting fact about yourself: I interned at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City, the home of the TLC show, Say Yes to the Dress.

Why do you think Creighton is special? Creighton cares about YOU. Everyone here wants to see you succeed in all that you do as a student and as an individual. Creighton faculty and staff want to help you achieve the goals you set for yourself, discover your passions, and challenge yourself along the way.

Do you have any special advice or tips for applicants? Enjoy the application process because this is a time in your life you will always remember. Also, visit ALL of the colleges you apply to because you can’t get a true taste of campus culture from a website or pamphlet.

What do you like about Omaha and what are your favorite secret spots? As a Southern California girl, I was pleasantly surprised with all there is to do in Omaha, Nebraska! From the College World Series, to the US Olympic Swim Trials, to the fun concerts and events, it’s hard to get bored. Some of my favorite spots are Spielbound Board Game Café in Midtown and Culprit Café downtown (their French pressed coffee and beignets are amazing).