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Rachel Reiss

Reiss-blackwhiteRachel Reiss is a third-year political science major with minors in history and agriculture and natural resource ethics and policy, and on track to obtain her M.S. in Management in 2017. This diversity is evident in her academic and research interests; as a junior research fellow for the Political Science Department, she conducted research on environmental politics, and as a Bob Graham Civic Scholar, she explored policy issues of aging infrastructure and food security.

Rachel is also involved in a number of extracurriculars, formerly, having formerly served as an Assistant Director for UF Homecoming and Gator Growl, a student volunteer with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, and a conversation partner with the English Language Institute. Currently, she is the president of Greeks Going Green, an organization that promotes sustainability throughout sororities and fraternities, and an MSM Ambassador, representing the Hough Graduate School of Business. Her former internship in Washington, D.C. with the Trust for the National Mall, and time studying abroad in the Netherlands at Utrecht University as enhanced her commitment to global citizenship. While she is unsure of her career path’s final destination, Rachel plans to merge her passions and leverage her skills to enter a career in consulting to help organizations and people thrive at optimum efficiency.