Rachel is an Applied Science and Technology Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. Under Prof. Kristin Persson, she researches new materials for solar cells and renewable energy using high-throughput computation and synthesis. She conducts her interdisciplinary research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She is also the co-founder of Cycle for Science, an adventure-based science education outreach organization, and is interested in science policy and communication. While not in quarantine, she spends her free time teaching science and exploring the outdoors.