Rachel Moen '19

Rachel Moen is an International Political Economy major from Tacoma, Washington. In the summer of 2018, Rachel received an IPE Summer Internship Grant to serve in Manila, Philippines as a Waste Water Treatment Facility Development Assistant.  While in Manila, Rachel also volunteered as Squatter Community Engagement and Program Development Assistant for a grassroots organization called Give Jesus Bless Center.  Rachel's thesis, Incorporating Indigenous Peoples into Modernity: Growing Appreciation or Further Efforts Towards Assimilation? provides a contextual overview of some of the main challenges that indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon continue to face as they encounter national and global institutions and cultures.