Rachel Keown is a Senior Biology major and honors student at Arcadia University. As she prepares to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science this May, she is completing a research thesis investigating genetic markers of speciation in the brown algal species Eisenia. During her time at Arcadia, she has completed a preview course and semester abroad in Galway, Ireland as well as a Global Field Study course in Saint John, USVI. Experiences abroad have lead her to become a study abroad mentor with the STAMP program at the College of Global Studies at Arcadia. Rachel has a passion for learning and teaching the art of performing science, which she hopes will take her far in her professional goal of completing a PhD. in Genomics. Rachel’s talk at TEDxArcadiaUniversity 2019 will focus on the importance of scientific literacy in the Information Age.
Home Country: USA
Hometown: Parkesburg, PA
Study Abroad Mentorship Program (STAMP) - Mentor for Ireland Programs and Biology Majors