2020 Summer Interns
Rachel earned her BSPH in Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she wrote her senior thesis titled ‘In Person Assisters: Lessons Learned from ACA Enrollment in North Carolina.’ She is now a MPP/JD dual degree student at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. Prior to beginning grad school, Rachel worked as a Policy Fellow at the National Health Law Program in Washington, DC where she assisted in policy advocacy related to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. Rachel also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Palpa District of Nepal, where she worked for two years with community leaders to facilitate maternal and child health projects. Rachel's interests include Medicaid, health equity, access to care, and ways to address the social drivers of health for low-income and underserved communities in the South. In her free time, Rachel enjoys dancing, playing guitar, exploring the Eno, and spending time with her family and friends.