Rachel A.


After spending nearly three of the past five years studying abroad in diverse locations such as Turkey, Jordan, Azerbaijan, and Spain, Rachel has finally settled in Princeton, New Jersey, as a PhD student in Economics, with specialities in econometrics and behavioral economics. Rachel graduated from Duke University as a member of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program with majors in Economics and Computer Science, Phi Beta Kappa, and summa cum laude. She subsequently earned a Master's Degree in Economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, which allowed her to confirm her passion for a career in economics while absorbing as much vitamin D as possible before moving to the Northeastern United States.

Rachel has served as a mentor and informal tutor to undergraduate students for a variety of subjects in her capacities as a student organization and academic leader at Duke. Her core strengths include economics (specifically econometrics and microeconomics), computer science, and mathematics. Rachel is excited about helping students discover economics as a tool for examining interesting and important real-world problems.

Outside of academia, Rachel likes to fill her time with Latin dance, language learning, travel, and eating tropical fruits.

Education & Qualifications
  • Princeton University, PhD Candidate in Economics

  • Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, MSc in Economics and Finance

  • Duke University, BSc in Economics and Computer Science

  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Rachel explained concepts thoroughly, helped create cheat sheets with step by step instructions for every type of problem...overall, great experience."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Kaitlin, Economics, Northwestern)