Rachel Zhang is a Legal Assistant in the San Diego Office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She graduated summa cum laude with provost honors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she double majored in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Law and Society. In her fourth year, she was nominated for the Seymour Harris Award in Economics.
At UCSD, Rachel was a founding member of the Women in Law organization, which aimed to increase outreach and networking opportunities for women in the legal field. She also served as President of the Undergraduate Economics Society.
Outside of school, Rachel expanded her interest in the public sector by working on a U.S. Congressional election campaign. She continued her work in public policy as a research assistant to both PhD candidates and tenured professors, specifically in measuring the impact of racial minority interest groups on American politics. Rachel has also interned in the corporate legal departments at General Atomics and TYLin International, where she shadowed in-house counsel and legal assistants.
Rachel has plans to pursue law school in the future.
- B.A., University of California, San Diego