American Studies welcomes Rachel Meisels!

Rachel Meisels has joined our staff as Academic Services Administrator.  Rachel is a Stanford alumna (Class of '02), who graduated with honors in Drama.  After spending some time in Spain she returned to the U.S. and earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from Emerson College in Massachusetts.  She spent the next chapter of her life teaching theater and Spanish, most recently at City Arts and Technology High School in San Francisco.

Rachel will be working full time and will be the primary contact for undergraduate student services, for which her extensive teaching experience will be be a great asset.  Her background in stage management will come into play as well.  Her experience coordinating actors, directors, designers, and theater technicians, as well as managing communications and scheduling for various performances, will stand her in good stead when juggling the demands of three programs, coordinating program events, and responding to the needs of students and faculty.

We are excited to welcome Rachel to our community!