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 Conference Assistant with the AU Conference and Guest Services for the summer and works at the AU Library as a Part-time Supervisor.
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. She has previously served in a number of roles including President of the National Honor Society, Co-president of Literary Guild, and Copy Chief/staff writer for The Purbalite student newspaper at Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Her academic interests include current affairs, civics and elections, economic inequality, national security, and intelligence; upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in government where she can apply those interests to help shape national and international affairs.
Outside of academia, she enjoys reading British literature, researching family histories, riding horses, and playing the violin.
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.