Rachel Desmarais

ARCC Leader Since: 2022
Programs as a Leader: East Africa Gap
Education: B.A. Spanish and Sociology, Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling from Indiana University

Rachel strives to lead a life driven by genuine connection and work with her head and heart each day. Her study abroad and service learning experiences while in college have launched her into an experiential education career grounded in service and leadership development. Her passions and desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others have taken her on adventures such as leading a team of young adults through a 10-month service program across the nation through AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and teaching at a professional development school in Madrid, Spain. You can often find Rachel playing volleyball, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, petting dogs, and attempting to sing along to songs she only half knows the lyrics to.