Rachel Szczytko

Rachel  Szczytko
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Dual Major
  • Community Sustainability
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelszczytko/


Rachel Szczytko is a social scientist working to improve health & well-being through our educational, environmental, and social systems. Currently, Rachel is studying collective environmental action in communities, specifically understanding the role young people play in community responses to environmental and sustainability challenges. She has over 10 years of experience in the environmental sector which she draws from in her research. Rachel has taught education for sustainability in Whakatīwai, New Zealand, worked as a park ranger in New Hampshire, and evaluated a statewide outdoor science program in North Carolina. Most recently, she worked in environmental philanthropy in San Francisco, California. Rachel has a M.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in Environment from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of the Michigan State University Distinguished Fellowship and the Environmental Science and Policy Program Recruiting Fellowship.