Rachel Dyer is a rising junior at Virginia Commonwealth University, studying Political Science with a concentration in Civil and Human Rights. She is also studying Gender, Sexuality and Woman Studies and is seeking a minor in Non-profit Organization and Management. She is a student of ASPiRE at VCU, a living-learning community that promotes community engagement through academic coursework and co-curricular activities. Rachel has presented at the Active Citizen’s Conference at William & Mary and the National Impact Conference at the University of New Mexico about the benefits of studying in a living-learning community and how community engagement can lead to self-actualization. She is a founding member of the Iota Sigma Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at VCU, served as the Programming and Community Involvement Chair with “Where is the Line?” at VCU, and founded and served as the Vice President of “Oxfam at VCU”. She currently interns for Terry McAuliffe for Governor campaign in Arlington, Virginia.