Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2021
Rachel Gagnon graduated from the University of Connecticut, where she majored in political science and international relations with a concentration in human rights. She has conducted human rights research with the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and also with Children’s Future India in Pune, India. She is interested in the intersection of international law, human rights, and social advocacy, specifically the use of social advocacy to strengthen institutions and law. Rachel recently served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Georgia, helping to develop teachers’ English language proficiency and professional skills. As a student, Rachel was the recipient of a Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship. In 2020, she was selected as a finalistin the US Presidential Management Fellowship program.