Associate in Research; Research and Communications Fellow

Rachel Ruff graduated from Durham Technical Community College with her Associate in Arts (AA) in 2020. In 2023, Rachel completed her degrees in Political Science (BA) and Professional Writing at Fayetteville State University (FSU). She is a McNair Scholar and has conducted research on education policy, higher education, and student leadership at HBCUs.
Rachel participates in Diversity & Equity conversations at FSU and assists in the implementation of Wellness initiatives for students. At the Cook Center, Rachel assists Cook Center researchers on their current projects and the Voices in Equity podcast. She also helps with the Hank & Billy Suber Aaron Young Scholars Research Program.