Rachel is an undergraduate student pursuing a Computer Science major and an Earth Sciences minor at MIT. Her past work in environmental science was as a high school student, when she did research at UCLA studying clumped isotope samples for climate modeling, performing field research on shrinking meadow sizes in the Sierra Nevadas, and working with atmospheric data from the mini-LHR at NASA’s GSFC. More recent projects center on human city interactions, such as the effects of urban canyons on GPS accuracy and improved systems for police alert lines.
Rachel also enjoys working with and exploring various artistic mediums. Her newest ventures include ceramic wheel throwing and embroidery, while she continues work with ink, watercolor, and acrylic paints.