Chemical Engineering Student Nominated for Udall Scholarship
Rachel Joseph, E’23, chemical engineering, is one of four students nominated for the Udall Scholarship by Northeastern University. The Udall Scholarship recognizes leadership in service of the environment and the health and well-being of Tribal Nations, providing awardees with mentorship and training.
Many people in the United States and around the world lack sufficient access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy. Rachel Joseph will center her career around this problem of energy poverty; her vision is a world in which all people have access to energy sources that enable them to pursue their life goals and that can be sustained over the long term. Last summer, Rachel interned at PowerOptions, a non-profit consortium of public and non-profit organizations that purchase energy and address sustainability concerns as a group. She is also presently on co-op at Tesla Motors, where she works on the development of battery technology. Here at Northeastern, she served as the co-chair of the Undergraduate Student Government’s sustainability committee during the 2020-2021 academic year, and she has been extensively involved in diversity and inclusion projects through Northeastern’s Society of Women Engineers and other campus organizations. She plans to pursue graduate study in law and public policy.