My name is Rachel Ferrari, and I am a recent graduate of American University, holding 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.
Previously, I was a Research Intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where I worked on the International Crisis Behavior project researching international conflicts and crisis escalation management.
My research interests include counter-terrorism, civil-military relations, and financial security. 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 alumna of the SPA Leadership Program and was a Teaching Assistant for the program during the 2017-2018 academic year. On campus, I was a Resident Assistant and worked at the AU Library as an Overnight Supervisor.
Honors and awards: Dean’s List, BHS Distinguished Graduate, AP Scholar With Distinction, National Merit Commended.