Rachael Richter, MPH, MSW

Rachael Richter has been involved in sexual and relationship health promotion since high school and has continued to follow this pursuit throughout her education, community work, and employment. She earned bachelor of arts degrees in Psychology and Gender Studies at Indiana University, in Bloomington, IN, and served as the Director of Activism in the IU Women’s Student Association. After graduation she moved to Nashville, TN and worked at an AIDS Service Organization doing HIV screenings and connection to care for newly diagnosed individuals. It was through this job that she realized her desire to pursue master’s degrees in both social work and public health.

Rachael spent the 2016-2017 academic year interning at Project Silk; a member-driven space for LGBTQAI youth of color to socialize, create, celebrate themselves, and connect with support and community resources. In her second year, she will improve her clinical skills at her internship with the Cognitive Behavior Institute in Cranberry, PA. Rachael plans to promote more inclusive educational and healthcare settings for systemically underserved populations to increase access to quality resources and reduce health disparities.

Rachel completed her MPH/MSW in April, 2019.