Rachel Denney is a Ph.D. candidate in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, with concentrations in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her dissertation research focuses on the relationship between developing state governments and non-governmental organizations in Central America and the Caribbean. From Fall 2013-Spring 2015, Rachel was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, studying Haitian Creole. Since Fall 2015, she has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the WGSS department. She was an Institute for Policy and Social Research Fellow in 2015-2016. Rachel has a professional background in the international non-profit sector.