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Rachel Madison

School: Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests:

Climate Change, Food Systems, Cities and Urban Planning, International Relations, and Energy Innovation


Rachel is an Undergraduate Student in the School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Environmental Studies and Spanish.

Current Studies and Future Goals

When asked what interested her in her current field of studies, Rachel responded: "I am extremely passionate about environmental issues and specifically climate change because I believe that its impacts pose some of the greatest threats to the modern world. I am interested in learning about not only how we as a global community can advance sustainability and equity to build a better future, but also the many ways in which our past histories have led us to where we are today. The environmental field allows me to dive into studying a variety of intersectional subjects and cut across conventional boundaries to understand the role we all play in shaping the world we live in. I think that this is such an exciting time to be in this field of study because it is an increasing concern for not only environmentalists, but also politicians, developers, businesses, and individuals who are all trying to work together to develop a sustainable path for the future." Although Rachel is not sure what environmental sector she wishes to pursue after she graduates from Tufts, she hopes she will be able to incorporate her passion for writing and other creative mediums in her future work.

Fun Facts!

In addition to her role at TIE, Rachel is a Co-Chapter Director for Tufts' Kids in Nutrition Club and works on the Communications Team in the Sunrise Movement Tufts Hub.

In her free time, you can find Rachel exploring her other passions in language and culture, or enjoying some of her favorite activities: reading, running, playing music, and enjoying the scenery of Pres Lawn during any season of the year.

Favorite Food: Anything chocolate ... or involving avocados

Favorite TV Show: Schitt's Creek or This Is Us, depending on her mood

Dream Job: Environmental Filmmaker and Journalist