Rachel Goodermote

Rachel Goodermote ’05

Home town: Stowe, VT
Current City: Takoma Park, MD (just outside of DC)
CVA Discipline: Freestyle Skiing
Rachel Goodermote ’05 recently finished a Masters of Science in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where she focused on international health and emergency preparedness. The capstone project for her Masters was spent in Indonesia with the non-profit organization Mercy Corps, where she worked on disaster risk reduction in mostly urban or peri-urban communities. The largest issue these communities faced was flooding, which has been made worse by dense populations and climate change. Rachel’s interest in natural hazards stemmed from her undergraduate experience at Bates College in Maine, where she combined her studies in anthropology with her love for the outdoors – something all Big Dogs develop during their time at CVA. Rachel feels that being a student-athlete at CVA taught  her to be a self-starter and  that the experience on the freestyle travel team and incredible teachers at CVA encouraged her to continue exploring the world. Currently Rachel is working on projects related to climate change and public health in the Baltimore/ D.C. area.