Rachel Leeds

Graduate Assistant

Rachel is a Master in International Development Policy candidate at the McCourt School of Public Policy, with more than seven years of experience working in international development. Her work has spanned multiple disciplines and continents — from data collection in Kenya and Uganda, to serving as a Rural Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, to managing multi-million dollar health systems strengthening and quality improvement programs in Haiti, West Africa, and Indonesia. At Georgetown, she will be focusing on the future of international development, and how it co-evolves with emergent technologies and new geopolitical and economic systems.

Rachel received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in Anthropology and Global Development Studies. She has been living in D.C. since 2014, and teaching herself to whistle since 2016.