Rachel Strohm

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Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

I'm a PhD candidate in comparative politics.  My research focuses on the expansion of welfare programs in Africa and Latin America.

I am also co-founder and chair of the board at the Mawazo Institute, which helps East African women launch careers as researchers and policy experts.  I'm passionate about amplifying the voices of African researchers and using research to improve public policy.

Before coming to Berkeley, I managed policy evaluations for Innovations for Poverty Action in the US and Ghana, and consulted on microfinance and social enterprise in the DRC and Rwanda.   I have an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins - SAIS, and a BA in geography and French from Dartmouth. 

You can view my CV as a PDF or at LinkedIn. My pronouns are she / her.

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Leo Arriola
Primary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
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