Rachel Williams is a senior pursuing degrees in International Affairs and Arabic with a minor in Spanish, and holds a 3.98 grade-point average. Her upcoming study abroad experience will take place in Morocco, with language acquisition courses through the Arabic Overseas Flagship Program.
Williams is a research associate for OU’s Cyber Governance and Policy Center. Previously, she has served as an Arabic tutor in The University of Oklahoma Arabic Flagship Program and as a student intern for Al-Hadaf, which provides legal assistance to Iraqi refugees. In 2020, she was a consultant for The Oklahoma Group and was a member of OU’s Arabic Flagship Program from 2017 until 2020. From 2016 until 2020, Williams was a member of OU’s NCAA Division I Rowing team.
Previously, Williams has studied in Jordan, Guatemala, and the United Kingdom. She earned a Critical Languages Scholarship in 2020 and was named the recipient of Big XII Conference Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award in 2019.
From DeForest, Wisconsin, Rachel is the daughter of Mark and Kathy Williams.