Fields of Study: Environmental Politics and Policy; Public Policy and Administration
About: Rachel earned her B.A. with Honors in Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies at Goshen College in Goshen, IN. Her research focuses gender mainstreaming practices within environmental governance, examining whether democratizing mechanisms which open channels of agency and influence to actors in civil society necessarily result in greater gender equality. She is exploring and critiquing the arguments for gender mainstreaming in both academic literature and environmental governance institutions.