Virginia Beach, Virginia
James Madison University (Communications)
Robin Frake said she had an epiphany during a PR class. One group of students was assigned the task of creating an advertising campaign for a hospital after a disaster. “I realized I didn’t want to be on the business side of this or advancing a corporate interest,” recalled Frake. “I wanted to be out there helping people.” She spent her gap year working as a medical scribe at a local hospital and called the day when she found out she was accepted to TouroCOM, the “greatest moment of my life.”
Fun Fact: Robin is probably the only student in the class of 2021 who is an experienced fly-fisher. “You really have to know the water you’re fishing in,” she advised. Her biggest catch was an 18-inch rainbow trout in the “most beautiful place on earth,” Yellowstone National Park.