Rachel Baras '13

United States - Boston

Rachel Baras was a member of the class of 2013, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Economics. She was closely involved with ALLIES, Synaptic Scholars, and Discourse at the IGL.

With a particular interest in the politics of humanitarian assistance, she worked as a research assistant at Feinstein International Center, U.S. Army War College Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, and Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR). Rachel earned a certificate from the OFDA Military Liaison Unit for her participation in their Joint Humanitarian Operations Course in 2011, and continued her interest in security studies while studying at the London School of Economics the following year. These experiences provided her with the foundation to delve more deeply into the challenges of providing humanitarian assistance in modern crises. As a Synaptic Scholar, she applied this experience to her position at HPCR and wrote research articles on humanitarian crises. She was also content editor for the IGL's Discourse Journal during her senior year. She is a committed animal activist, former prep cook, and an alumna of the Tanglewood Institute for classical piano. 

Chelsea Brown '11

United States - San Francisco, CA

Chelsea is working at Global Exchange, a non-profit helping to coordinate a cross-country Caravan for Peace in which victims of Mexico's drug war will share their stories with American audiences in 20+ cities in order to shine a light on the crisis of drug war violence, impunity, and human rights atrocities that are rending Mexico’s social fabric. The Caravan seeks to promote a civil society discourse.

Zach Landau '07

United States - Washington DC

As Director for Incident Management at the White House National Security Staff, Zach is a member of the team that coordinates the Federal response to large-scale disasters.