Rachel McIlvaine is a recent graduate of Michigan State University. She earned degrees in Urban & Regional Planning and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science and minors in Environmental & Sustainability Studies and Spanish. While at MSU, Rachel was the president of the Urban & Regional Planning Student Association and Alpha Iota Sigma Honors Fraternity. Rachel is passionate about urban policy and planning as means to positively impact communities and will pursue a career in community development. She joined the CCED as a research assistant in May 2018 and works with the REI program.