Rachel is an International Relations Masters student at Rutgers University. She specializes in Political Risk Analysis, Peacebuilding, and Conflict Resolution. She graduated from Seton Hall University in 2017 with a B.S. in International Relations, Diplomacy, French & Spanish, and she speaks French and Spanish fluently. In New York, Rachel interned for Action Against Hunger and Unadilla Community Farm.

After graduating from university, Rachel spent 3 years living in El Salvador, and Nicaragua. While in El Salvador, she established and taught an art program at a local children’s home. Throughout the duration of the three years abroad, Rachel taught ESL (English as a second language) and English for native speakers. Rachel then served as a TELLS (Teaching English, Leadership, and Lifeskills) facilitator with the Peace Corps in Panama.

In constant pursuit of knowledge and experiences, Rachel values every obstacle and every opportunity. She has a super love for humanity and firmly believes that “there are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” Rachel is excited to learn from and contribute to Mediators Beyond Borders. She is passionate about developing women’s capacities in the peacebuilding and negotiation processes.