Rachel Burcin is an education program manager, policy advisor, and researcher committed to developing and implementing practices that increase access to education and change organisational cultures. Rachel has extensive experience in organisational and program development including designing, implementing, and evaluating education and technology programs. She has received recognition for building successful STEM university collaborations that empower students, educators, and communities in local, national, international, and cross-cultural settings.
Currently, Rachel serves as Graduate Program and Immigration Manager of the Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, where she spearheads strategic development of global graduate education and the Robotics Institute Summer Scholar Undergraduate Research Program. Rachel is passionately engaged in initiatives that demonstrate inclusive practices and further civic engagement.
Rachel has served for over five years as a policy and program advisor for a one-year residential anti-racism training program for college students preparing to work as educators, social workers, and school psychologists. She co-founded the International Linkage Program K12 school program at the University of Pittsburgh and lead UNESCO TST Education Project programming in Pittsburgh.
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