Social Activities Coordinator
Rachel Mays is the Social Events Coordinator for Researchers for Change. Some of her duties include arranging, promoting, and executing coordinated events to bolster the organizations connections with leaders and general members and to promote team building within the whole organization. She is also the A Future with COVID-19 Task Leader and a contributing writer for the Lubbock Disparity Report.
Rachel graduated from University of California, Davis in the spring of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. The pandemic interfered with her plans during the course of what was meant to be a single gap year; however, she’s making the best of this new situation. Rachel is currently broadening her experiences by volunteering with multiple online organizations such as Open Street Map, Crisis Text Line, and Mentor Collective.
Now that Rachel is fully vaccinated, she plans to complete an EMT-B certification course and work as a licensed EMT for the rest of her gap years. In the next few years, she plans to apply to medical school, where she wants to eventually specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers for Change has given Rachel the opportunity to research public health and work to educate the community during an actual health crisis, and she found an amazing group of people to do so with. In her spare time, she likes to crochet fun blankets and amigurumi, read books, and go hiking.