Rachel is a senior from Queens, New York and is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Archaeology. She is a Posse scholar and has received numerous funding grants for research such as SOAR, SURF, the Gilman Scholarship and an Archaeology Research Grant. Her research and volunteer work has taken her to countries such as South Korea, Peru, Taiwan, Guatemala, South Africa and New Zealand within the past 2 years. Outside of academia, Rachel is a CET fellow, Mellon Mays Fellow, a HSBC fellow, and a member in USC’s Saved by Grace gospel choir, and a mentor in organizations like REAL, QuikSCience and ARCsmart. She is the Co-president of the Undergraduate Research Consortium and also works as a Student Assistant for the Political Science and International Relations PhD program at USC.