Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Rachel is a graduate student in Historic Preservation. She recieved her undergraduate degree in history and international affairs from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she published an article on the history of suburbanization in Baltimore. She worked with her home state's nonprofit preservation organization, Preservation Maryland, as a research and advocacy intern and gained experience lobbying for preservation positive legislation at the Maryland State House and on Capitol Hill.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, Rachel served as a Fulbright Student Researcher in the Republic of Moldova. In Moldova, Rachel conducted archival research on the history of public monuments, preservation policy, and national identity construction. Working with Moldova's national preservation agency, she also designed and implemented a preservation outreach campaign which reached over 200,000 Moldovans and provided a platform for the public to celebrate their diverse cultural heritage.
At UT Austin, Rachel is a Graduate Assistant in the International Office tasked with researching and writing for the Mexico Roadmap Manual, a project funded by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico to promote increased programming for Mexico study abroad. The manual was published in February 2018. She is currently the Social Media Director for the Student Historic Preservation Association.