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Rachel's Run

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Rachel Anne Morrison, age 27, was a fourth year PHD student in Marine Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, when she was fatally struck by a hit and run drunk driver on Friday, March 28, 2014. 

Rachel was born a true prodigy! She was Valedictorian of her senior class and won the prestigious Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship, a four year scholarship to BU where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in Marine Science.  She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Marine Biology and was working towards her Doctorate at Scripps.

Aburto-Oropeza, one of her advisors at Scripts describes his interaction with Rachel as "one of the most dynamic collaborations of his life".  Her colleague Michael Navarro's stated "another heaven and earth must pass before there will be another Rachel Morrison."

Rachel leaves behind her loving family; parents Jeanne and John, brother John Jr., sisters Julie and Sarah, and fiancée Jesper Mortensen.

On June 21, 2014, Rachel's family and friends at Scripps have organized a run on the beach, the same course she often ran. This will be the first official "Rachel's Run." Money raised from this run will be put towards the Rachel Morrison Memorial Fund at Scripps.

In addition, money raised by this fundraiser will be used to promote Rachel's marine conservation efforts in coral reef ecology, fisheries management and promoting women in science.


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Donor Comments

Andre & Dottie Chandonnet

Andre & Dottie Chandonnet

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to Rachel's family and friends. Though time moves on, her memory should not fade. 4 years ago



4 years ago

Christin Reynolds

Christin Reynolds

Her spirit lives on in all of us. 4 years ago

Michael Narcisi

Michael Narcisi

4 years ago

Ellen Doucette

Ellen Doucette

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Melissa Weiksnar

Melissa Weiksnar

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Amy LeBlanc Hackett

Amy LeBlanc Hackett

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The CFO RoundTable

The CFO RoundTable

Prayers and good thoughts for you and your family. 4 years ago

Walter and Toni Dowgiallo

Walter and Toni Dowgiallo

4 years ago

Bob and Carol Boileau

Bob and Carol Boileau

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