Rachel is a junior from Queens, New York and is double majoring in Archaeology and Political Science. Her goal is receive a PhD and work in Academia as well as the government and a non-profit. She joined CET to increase students’ awareness of research and study abroad opportunities at both USC and Internationally. Research is one of her main passions and she has worked closely with professors at USC as a research assistant. She has received numerous funding grants for research such as SOAR, SURF, and a Archaeology Research Grant. In addition, her research and volunteer work has taken her to countries including South Korea, Peru, Taiwan, Guatemala and the Honduras within the past 2 years! She hopes to increase her travel experience with a 2 week fellowship research tour of South Africa in January and a semester abroad in New Zealand this upcoming spring. Outside of academia, Rachel is a Mellon Mays Fellow, a HSBC fellow, a Posse scholar, a member in USC’s Saved by Grace gospel choir, and a mentor in organizations like QuikSCience and ARCsmart. She also works as a Student Technical Assistant at Information Technology Services at USC. In her free time, Rachel likes to catch up with the Obama family (Michelle Obama’s fashions is a must), read the news as well as fantasy novels and play RPG games on the internet.