Rachel Klein is a first-year in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Spanish and Justice and Peace Studies. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent high school cultivating her interest in international affairs as a Model United Nations team member and president. Passionate about the structure of the international economy and the distributional effects of global capitalism, Rachel took Dr. Newman’s Global Competitiveness Proseminar, which piqued her interest in the political economies of developing states. As a MURF, she is eager to assist Dr. Ding’s research regarding international trade and developing economies. Outside of MURF, Rachel is heavily involved in the Georgetown International Relations Club— she staffs Georgetown’s Model UN conferences, NCSC and NAIMUN, and hosts international relations panels and trivia nights as a member of the Academic Programming Board. She is also a freshman representative on the SFS Academic Council, which addresses academic advocacy and community building for students in the SFS.