Miss Rachel Juel
Rachel completed her BSc in Biochemistry at Montana State University and her MPhil in Public Health at the University of Cambridge.
Her interests lie at the intersection of sustainable and climate-friendly agriculture, food systems, and public health.
Rachel's research at the University of Cambridge, "The Descriptive Epidemiology of Suicide among Farmers in the United States between 1975-2020" was featured at the New England Science Symposium 2021. For her dissertation, she compared the independent and combined associations of two food hardships (food insecurity and living in a food desert) on health-related outcomes in the urbarn and rural United States.
Her undergraduate research at Montana State University, “Candida albicans Mechanisms for Antifungal Resistance”, was featured at the American Society of Space and Gravitational Research in Seattle, Washington, the Montana University System Board of Regents Meeting, the Montana State University Honors Freshmen Research Symposium, and the Undergraduate Scholars Research Celebration Poster Presentation. She contributed to the 2021 Life publication: "Growth and antifungal resistance of the pathogenic yeast, Candida albicans, in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station: an aggregate of multiple flight experiences".
She was the principal investigator for the Bounty of the Bridgers Food Bank data and presented the “The Bounty of the Bridgers; Tackling Campus Food Waste and Insecurity” at Montana State University's Compassion Symposium and at the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit in Portland, Maine, USA.
She completed a descriptive analysis of characteristics for student success at Montana State University's Honors college, which informed admission requirements.