Rachel Atakpa

Derby, KS, English and Spanish
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Rachel Atakpa (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Derby, Kansas, studying English and Spanish. Rachel works as a writing consultant the KU Writing Center, is the volunteer chair for Honors Program Student Council, an editor for the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Humanities, a site leader for Alternative Breaks, a member of the board for the English Department's Undergraduate Reading Series, a Multicultural Scholar, and a Hall Scholar. Rachel has a variety of research interests pertaining to literature, language, and social justice, and hopes to pursue a PhD in English.

Ask me about: Opportunities for research and publication, KU's English department, Honors Program Student Council, how to find and balance everything you want to do in college.

rjatakpa@ku.edu


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