About Me


Rachel Ferrari is an undergraduate student at American University pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies, with a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies. She is an intern at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of Public Affairs and works at the AU Library as a Part-time Overnight Supervisor, having previously been an Overnight Student Assistant. She also currently serves as a Teaching Assistant and member of the SPA Leadership Program.

In addition, she is a Co-Founder of the Program for the Assistance of Local Schools (PALS), an on-campus network devoted to connecting resources and student volunteers with local public schools that need them.

She has also previously served in a number of roles including President of the National Honor Society, Co-president of Literary Guild, and Copy Chief for The Purbalite student newspaper at Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her academic interests include history, government, civics, economic inequality, current affairs, national security, and intelligence. She specializes in Foreign Policy/National Security and Global Governance under her International Studies major. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in government and pursue a career where she can apply her interests to shape policy for the nation.

Outside of academia, she enjoys reading British literature, researching family histories, riding horses, and playing the violin.

Honors and awards: Dean’s List Fall 2017, 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.