Rachel Ferrari is an undergraduate student at American University pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations (Foreign Policy/National Security), with a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
She is currently a Project Intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where she works with senior staff on the International Crisis Behavior project researching cross-domain deterrence in international conflicts, with a focus on escalation management in gray zone crises such as Ukraine, South China Sea, Syria, and Yemen.
In the spring of 2018, she interned at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of Public Affairs. She is also a member of the SPA Leadership Program and was a teaching assistant for the program during the 2017-2018 academic year. On campus, she is currently a Resident Assistant and works at the AU Library as a Supervisor.
Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in government where she can apply her interests to help shape national and international affairs.
Honors and awards: Dean’s List, BHS Distinguished Graduate, AP Scholar With Distinction, National Merit Commended, and was a member of the National Honor Society and Highest Honors Roll throughout high school.