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Research Associate
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Rachel is a mixed-methods researcher at the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC). She is co-Principal Investigator for the IMLS Grants to States Five-Year Evaluation, which measures the impact of federal LSTA funds on North Carolina’s Library Services. Rachel is also qualitative lead on the multi-year evaluation of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) for North Carolina initiative.  In addition to these projects, Rachel contributes to work examining the efficacy of technical assistance in supporting university-based educator preparation programs and strategic staffing models that support paid teacher residencies. Her research and policy interests include education and health equity, restorative justice practices in schools, and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.

Rachel has a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University, and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is a doctoral student at North Carolina State University.