Rachelle is a PhD candidate studying 20 – 21st century Spanish Cultural Studies and Environmental Humanities. Her research examines the contentious contact between work, the environment, and capitalism in post-2008 Spain. She is particularly interested in ecofeminist perspectives, socio-economic justice, and public writing (https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2019/06/haze-abounds-as-michigan-struggles-to-regulate-recreational-cannabis/). Rachelle is a current Advanced Opportunity Fellow and a former US Department of Education FLAS fellow. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas.
Honors and Awards
2020. Graduate Studies Committee Summer Allocation. Department of Spanish.
2020. Phi Kappa Phi Zillman Summer Award. (Postponed due to Covid-19)
2020. Student Research Competition – Research Travel. Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Funding. (Postponed due to COVID-19)
2018. Honored Instructor. University Housing.
Diversity and Inclusion (Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison)
Mentor, Academy Scholars Mentoring Program for Underrepresented Populations (College of Letters & Science, UW-Madison)
Member, National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Enrolled Member and Certified Citizen, Cherokee Nation