Rachel Freeman Graduate Student, UCLA
Rachel is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and is a Research Associate for the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA. She has worked closely with undocumented youth activists in several states, the Bhutanese refugee community and LGBTQ community in Oakland, California, as well as the Student Multiethnic Action Research Team, a group of youth activists who advocate for quality education for English Language Learners in DC public schools. Rachel taught in two public high schools in Okinawa, Japan for two years and has worked in the community college and higher education sector for Bunker Hill Community College, MassBay Community College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. Rachel received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in Philosophy from The University of Chicago.