Hailing from the United States, Rachel is currently studying at Allegheny College. Her undergraduate studies are in Psychology and Global Health Studies, focusing largely on mental health disparities. While in school, she works with a nonprofit organization that aids people with mental illnesses in building life skills, re-entering the work force, and navigating government programs. However, her interests in human rights issues are not limited to mental illness. This past semester, she took a class in Global Justice, sparking her interests in the worldwide refugee crisis. Learning about the lack of protection of basic human rights for refugees, she was encouraged to explore the issue further. She believes that her time at Scalabrini Centre will undoubtedly be an eye-opening experience, enabling her to work more personally with refugees and migrants. She is appreciative of this unique opportunity and looks forward to the coming months.