- Washington US-DC
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With interest and experience in settings involving social rights, educational promotion, and sexual identity, Rachel Harlich is currently in the process of applying to graduate school, where she anticipates studying social work. Specifically, Ms. Harlich would like to assist members of the LGBTQ community and young women who have undergone traumatic events. To this end, Rachel Harlich plans to draw on the considerable amount of professional and volunteer experience she has acquired.At present, Rachel Harlich works for a telephone helpline, through which she provides emotional support and a compassionate ear to those who have experienced sexual assault. Committed to crisis intervention, she also offers information on resources survivors can utilize for additional help. She has worked there more than year, and her duties also include overseeing others as Assistant Shift Manager.As a social activist, Rachel Harlich served as a Funk the War Organizer with DC Students for a Democratic Society. In this capacity, she put together social and educational events, recruited other activists, and reached out to high school and college students in the area to promote peace and positive change in communities. She also spent time as a Library and Research Intern with Washington, DC-based Advocates for Youth. In addition to authoring a fact sheet outlining issues surrounding today's transgender young people, she conducted research and sorted library materials.Rachel Harlich has additionally tutored elementary students, raised funds for the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, and created lesson plans and activities for middle school students through the P.O.W.E.R. Program, also based in Washington, DC. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from American University, where she also completed a minor in Education.