Global Studies and Political Science
Rachel Stewart, of McMinnville, Tennessee, is an aspiring diplomat who will major in global studies and political science. During high school, she tutored non-native English speakers and participated in a sister-cities exchange program in Japan. A semifinalist in the State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth, she hopes to travel to Tajikistan this summer for a language immersion program. She is teaching herself Spanish, Japanese, Persian, and Kazakh. She was the captain of her school’s soccer, tennis, and quiz bowl teams; president of its Model United Nations; and founder of its Shakespeare Club.