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Rachel Benavides

Senior Research Assistant

Bio
Rachel Benavides is a Senior Research Assistant with AidData, primarily a member of the geocoding team. She has coded and arbitrated projects in countries such as Senegal, Morocco, and, Timor-Leste. Her research interests include the role of women’s education in development and the intersections of international trade and financial policy and aid, particularly in developing francophone countries. She is a senior double major in International Relations and History, and a member of organizations such as Phi Sigma Pi, Circle K International, and Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society. She hopes to pursue a career in international economics and development after graduation.