Rachel joined the Global Resilience Institute in July 2017 as a Co-op Research Assistant and continued on as a Social Media Assistant until May 2018. She graduated with a BA in International Affairs and minors in Global Social Entrepreneurship, Law and Public Policy, and Political Science. While at GRI she worked on research projects related to energy resilience and disaster resilience. After working closely with the Communications Manager, she discovered her passion for strategic communications and social media. Today, she lives in Washington D.C. working at a creative advertising studio.