Rachel Stromsta

Program Assistant, Peacebuilding


Rachel Stromsta

Rachel served the Program Assistant for Peacebuilding. She graduated cum laude from Macalester College with a B.A. in political science and a concentration in human rights and humanitarianism. She wrote her capstone on truth recovery initiatives in Northern Ireland.

Previously, Rachel interned with Advocates for Human Rights, where she conducted research and co-drafted submissions to U.N. committees. Rachel also coordinated educational training at Children in Crossfire in Northern Ireland, and Jewish Community Action in St. Paul, Minnesota. She studied for a semester at an International Conflict Research Institute-affiliated program at Ulster University, volunteered as a teaching assistant at the Minnesota Literacy Counsel, and served as Community Engagement Officer in her college’s student government.

Articles by Rachel Stromsta

Update Holding the U.S. Government Accountable in Preventing and Responding to Mass Atrocities 

The White House submitted its first annual report to Congress as mandated by the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act. The report details actions taken by the administration to “prevent, mitigate, and respond to mass atrocities.”

Update Celebrate the International Day of Peace by Taking Action 

The statistics are grim. In 2018 there were six wars and over 50 armed conflicts.