South Dakota, 2016
University: College of Saint Benedict
Rachel E. Mullin, Humboldt, earned her B.A. in Political Science and History from the College of Saint Benedict. A Truman Scholar, her focus on understanding and combatting the causes of genocide and forced migration has carried her around the world. She spent a summer in Bosnia Herzegovina interviewing Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats to support two undergraduate theses on the 1990s genocide in Bosnia. Rachel co-directed a documentary and led a film crew in Thailand to understand the migrant experience of the Karen minority population. She also traveled to India as part of a documentary crew exploring comparisons between how mental illness is treated differently in the U.S. and India. She is now teaching English in Malaysia.