Class of 2024
Rachel was born and raised in Kenya and currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska working with the University of Alaska Anchorage TRIO Upward Bound Program. Rachel supports first generation and low-income background students successfully preparing for a postsecondary education. Her passion for service was ignited during her AmeriCorps year of service working with the Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement Program in Anchorage, Alaska.
Rachel graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with an international business degree and a minor in marketing. Rachel has previously worked with Wells Fargo, Target, and J. Crew before transitioning to the nonprofit sector. Rachel is excited about the GHD program and how it will allow her to gain a deeper understanding of education systems in developing countries. Rachel intends to specialize in education and human capital as she believes that education is a powerful weapon to change the world and lift people out of poverty. Her future goals are to work in educational reform and increase education accessibility in Africa.