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, as well as a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
Currently, I am a Research Assistant with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) working on the Global Terrorism Database. Previously, as a START intern, I supported the International Crisis Behavior project in studying gray zone tactics and escalation management in diplomatic crises.
In general, my research interests include counterterrorism, international conflict, and security.
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.