Rachel Hutchins

Communication Science

Teaching Assistant





6166 Vilas Hall

Rachel Hutchins

I am a PhD student in Communication Science working under Dr. Lyn Van Swol. My research interests consist of polarization at the interpersonal level and the role of social identity in both intergroup and interpersonal interactions. Before returning to academics in 2019, I spent several years working in nonprofits and prehospital medicine.


MSc Media and Communications, Research. London School of Economics and Political Science, 2020
B.A. Business and Creative Writing. Linfield University, 2011.