Bio

Rachel Schmidtke is the Program Associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Rachel plays a key role in the development of the Mexico Institute’s migration portfolio. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, she conducted research at Duke University on Northern Triangle migration, developing policy solutions for the United States and Mexico. She previously worked as part of the World Bank Gender Group, as well as at the United Nations World Food Programme in Lima, Peru and USAID in San Salvador, El Salvador. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Rachel received her M.A. in International Development Policy from Duke University, focusing on migration, Latin American foreign policy, and gender.