Academic Background: BA in public policy with honors in interdisciplinary studies/linguistics from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
Areas of Interest: International relations and security, misinformation and disinformation, women, peace, and security; inequality and poverty; political violence and terrorism; technology and cybersecurity; corporate citizenship; future of capitalism
Languages: Coursework in Korean, Spanish, French, and German.
Work & Leadership Experience: Prior to her Rotary Peace Fellowship, Rachel managed social impact and experiential learning programs for the Center for Business, Government & Society at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Before her role at Dartmouth, she spent two years on Jeju Island, South Korea teaching English with the Fulbright Program and then served as chief coordinator of Fulbright Korea’s onboarding program. She now serves as a Fulbright U.S. Student Alumni Ambassador as part of a group of about fifteen Fulbright alumni from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, states, fields of study, and institutions chosen to serve as recruiters and spokespersons for the program.
A native of Virginia and first-generation college graduate, Rachel earned her BA with honors from the College of William & Mary as a Sharpe Community Scholar and Honors Fellow. A language enthusiast, Rachel continued learning with certificates in German and Spanish from Dartmouth College’s Rassias Center for World Languages & Culture and Korean from Korea University.