Rachel Jankowski is a senior at the University of Michigan studying political science and history with a minor in crime and justice. Upon graduation, she will go to law school.
She currently serves as chair of the conservative club at the University of Michigan and as president of the Michigan Pre-Law Society. She also has served on the board of Students for Life, the pro-life group on campus. She has a passion for public policy and has attended various events including the National Conservative Student Conference, CPAC, and YAF’s Mastering Rhetoric Seminar. She also spoke on a panel at Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute’s Conservative Women’s Summit in April, discussing the discrimination she has faced by her school’s administration for being a conservative activist.
Rachel first got involved with Young America’s Foundation when she attended the National Conservative Student Conference two summers ago. Because of this experience, she was inspired to become more active on her campus. She worked to bring speakers, including Dr. Alveda King, to campus, so other students would hear a conservative viewpoint. She also helped organize an event to counter the “Occupy” movement where she and fellow conservative students spent a day “occupying” the heart of campus. They put up YAF’s posters around campus and handed out the Foundation’s brochures on the disastrous effects of the Obama administration’s economic policies on college students.
Rachel also hosted the 9/11: Never Forget Project at the University of Michigan on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. Through this initiative, her conservative club also partnered with the ROTC to raise funds to support the troops.
Being a firm believer in the principles of Young America’s Foundation, Rachel looks forward to working as a Sarah T. Hermann intern scholar this summer. She hopes to help YAF inspire many other students to become strong advocates for conservatism.