The Academic Success Center

Writing Center Staff

Rachel MacKelcan

About Me

I’m an English major who wants to be a published author, and maybe a screenplay writing one day. I love movies, photography, and pretty much anything involving art. I have traveled to four countries outside of the United States including: Dominican Republic, Peru, Mexico, and Iceland, as well as many states inside the United States. 

I have an aptitude for science but a weakness for math. I chose to pursue liberal arts and business because I love working with words, being creating, and finding innovative ways to market products and solve problems.


Varsity Track and Field, Intramurals, The Broadsheet, Merrimack Review, Slam Poetry, The Writers House (Writers Circle, WMCK Radio Host (Bookish)

Other Languages Spoken

Spanish (not 100% fluent)

Leadership Experience

Intramural Ref, Editor on two campus publications, eldest member of the Throwers Squad (Track and Field)


El Diablo Burritos, Intramural Red, Writer/Editor/Comic Artist “The Broadsheet,” Editor at the Merrimack Review.

Favorite Spot on Campus

Writers House or Volpe Gym

Favorite Quote

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I’m the mater of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.