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Rachel Gustafson

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Academic Affairs


Rachel Gustafson works with Honors & Scholars as the Graduate Assistant for Academic Affairs.

Her responsibilities include: 

  • Management of the e-portfolios website and development of e-portfolios training materials for scholars
  • Assisting in the approval and processing of scholars' Ready for the World experiences
  • Collecting information for and disseminating the weekly newsletter to promote the honors events
  • Assisting in website maintenance

Prior to coming to Rocky Top, Rachel worked for Children’s Protective Services and later in community mental health as a program supervisor. After realizing she adored working with children, Ms. Gustafson decided to pursue her doctorate in school psychology. She is excited to begin working with children again and to help them succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Rachel is thrilled to be a Volunteer and loves her home in Knoxville. Aside from academics, Rachel enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.

Gallup Strengths: intellection, individualization, futuristic, ideation, empathy


Rachel Gustafson is a doctoral student in the school psychology program at the University of Tennessee. Born and raised in Negaunee, Michigan, Rachel received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Northern Michigan University. She then completed her master’s in health administration from Weber State in Ogden, Utah.

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