My name is Rachel Ferrari, and I am a graduating senior at American University, receiving a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations with a concentration in Foreign Policy and National Security. I have also earned a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
Currently, I am a Research Intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where I work on the International Crisis Behavior project researching international conflicts and crisis escalation management.
My research interests include counter-terrorism, global authoritarianism, and civil-military relations. Upon graduation, I hope to pursue a career researching defense issues in foreign policy.
In the spring of 2018, I interned at the U.S. Department of the Treasury supporting the Office of Public Affairs. I am also a member of the SPA Leadership Program and was a Teaching Assistant for the program during the 2017-2018 academic year. On campus, I am a Resident Assistant for Anderson Hall and work at the AU Library as an Overnight Supervisor.
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.