Rachel Stevens, Upperclassmen Learning Manager
Rachel joined the BRYC team in June 2020. As an underclassmen learning manager, Rachel supports a cohort of high school sophomores and their parents and mentors with the goal of starting high school strong. Rachel also oversees BRYC’s tutoring program and plays a key role in our academic success programming generally.
Originally from New Jersey, Rachel earned her B.A. in English and American literature from New York University and worked as a publishing assistant and marketing specialist with Simon & Schuster before relocating to Flagstaff, Arizona. In Flagstaff she tutored English, interned with Northern Arizona University’s Interdisciplinary Writing Program, and taught with the Upward Bound Summer Academy while earning her M.A. in rhetoric and writing instruction and a master’s certification in teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from NAU. After graduate school, she taught freshman composition at NAU until she moved to Baton Rouge in 2015 to teach at LSU, where she was an award-winning instructor and tutor, specializing in teaching service-learning composition courses focused on American food insecurity and young adult literature. Rachel is a true dog lover. She has two cuties of her own, Stella and Stormy; works part-time at Dogtopia; and volunteers with Companion Animal Alliance.