Rachelle is a first year student of the Ph.D. program. She's a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Randolph-Macon College, where she received her B.A. in Spanish and English, and she recently received her M.A. from the University of Virginia. In her junior year at RMC, she spent a month in Alicante, Spain, where she fell in love with the history of Spain and its culture; as a result, her research interests lean toward the Spanish Golden Age through Romanticism.
She likes to spend her free time reading, watching movies, and keeping up with her cat.