Rachel Goossen is a first-year Master’s student in EDST with a focus on educational policy implications for newcomer refugee youth in British Columbia. She is interested in understanding the student perspective of ‘disrupted schooling’ and ‘formal schooling’ to better improve supports provided in local public schools welcoming refugee youth. With a background in Political Science and education, Rachel is very interested in the impact the work of policymakers ultimately has on the population they are meant to serve.Outside of UBC, Rachel is actively involved with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, supporting their efforts in ensuring sustainable food access and education for the people of metro Vancouver. She also works with the United Nations Association in Canada, and is interested in social justice organizations focused specifically on youth development. Feel free to connect via email or social media!