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. She will pursue an M.Sc. in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and an M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy at Oxford.