Statistical Sciences Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Rachel earned an M.S. in Statistics from Montana State University and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. During her undergraduate years she studied Russian language and folklore under the direction of Dr. Rouhier-Willoughby and Dr. Yelena Minyonok during her visiting professorship. She was a recipient of the AFRF scholarship for the Don Cossack expedition and the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship. After returning to graduate school, she began to revisit her love of Russian culture and to explore data from an anthropological perspective. Under the guidance of Dr. Nathan Tintle, she acted as a project mentor for Dordt University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates, focusing on mental health issues in Ukraine and resulting in several publications.