Rachel conducted research through the National Science Foundation Research Infrastructure Science and Engineering (RISE) Program, where she examined the impact of indoor and outdoor dust on environmental bacteria. That work will result in a paper that Rachel's an author on. In 2016, she did research at Howard University and talked about the experience for the WINS newsletter: "I participated in a summer medical program where I took classes and shadowed doctors. I also had the amazing opportunity to do research in the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory, which is known as the new home for the African Burial Ground Collection. There, I devoted my time to mapping out the history of an individual found in the Cobb Collection, discovering how the social environment of the time may have affected their health. My research involved analyzing bones, looking up records, and piecing together chronological events of society and of the individual's personal life to develop a thorough analysis."
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