Rachel Merriman-Goldring


Rachel is a sophomore Environmental Policy and Government double major. She is particularly interested in the Chesapeake Bay and the intersections among local, national, and international environmental policy. She has done research on environmental art, and received grant funding from the Monroe Scholars program to create an environmental art installation at William & Mary.

On campus, Rachel is involved in W&M's International Relations Club, and is the president of Apolis, an organization that fosters student understanding of current events. Rachel also works at the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project, which is part of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. TRIP aims to understand the links between International Relations scholarship and policy outcomes. Rachel is currently conducting research on gender, status, and confidence among international relations scholars.

In the future, Rachel hopes to continue to find ways to combine her passions for art, data, and writing, to better educate people on environmental issues.