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.