Social Media Assistant
Department of Public Policy
BA, History, San Francisco State University, 2019
MPA, University of Connecticut, expected May 2021
Rachel Rattan is a Social Media Assistant in the Department of Public Policy (DPP). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from San Francisco State University and is currently completing her second year in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program with a focus area in Public Policy, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Rachel is completing an IPP Internship with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), aggregating and analyzing data related to racial disparities in the Foster Care system. She is also working with the DCF Office of Multicultural Affairs to assist in the development of the 2021 Racial Justice Legislative Review by analyzing data that views child welfare through a racial justice lens, including the impact of COVID-19 and other systemic factors. Previously, Rachel was a Graduate Assistant with UConn’s Sustainable Global Cities Initiative (SGCI).
In the future, Rachel hopes to be able to facilitate equitable policy and positive change in the public sector.