Rachel Howell, MA
Rachel Howell earned her first BA at UW-Madison, triple majoring in African American Studies, English and Women’s Studies and obtaining a certificate in Global Cultures. She earned a second BA in Dance from UW-Milwaukee, where she began studying and eventually teaching yoga. Rachel also completed a MA in American Dance Studies from Florida State University, along with a certificate in Arts and Community Practice. Shaped by more than a decade of working in crisis child care, she graduated in August 2018 with a degree in Sustainable Peacebuilding at UWM with a certificate in Trauma-Informed Care focusing her studies on how yoga, mindfulness and dance can mitigate the effects of trauma and support the peacebuilding process. Drawing all of her experiences together, she is now a kindergarten teacher in Racine, implementing trauma-informed and movement-based practices into her teaching.