Rachel Boyle holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and an M.A. from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She completed her B.A. degree in 1993, with a major in English and her Master's Degree in the Cross-Cultural Studies in May, 2005.
Rachel has sixteen years experience working with foreign exchange students and American university students within the educational and non-profit sectors.
Rachel organizes and promotes all departmental events and exhibitions and assists the Rice Film & Theatre programs with operations. She also works closely with all Visual Arts majors and double-majors ensuring that each student remains informed about departmental happenings. She coordinates student outreach activities including academic advising, student exhibitions and the Visual Arts Student Advisory Board. These activities are designed to encourage students to be active participants in the department at every level. Additionally, Rachel is responsible for the daily departmental operations such as purchasing, vendor contracts, supervising student employees, and faculty support.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys a variety of hobbies: reading, photography, film, the arts and cooking. She has a strong interest in anthropology and human rights issues. Rachel shares her home with her partner, Heather, and their little family of 3 small dogs (Annie Bell, Isobel & Scout).
"What Anthropology Can Contribute to the Construction of Nanotechnology Policy and Regulations." by Priscilla Weeks, Ph.D. and Rachel Boyle (Practicing Anthropology, Vol.28, No. 2., Spring 2006)