Rachel Weakland has dedicated her professional efforts towards environmental education and creating global leaders here in Colorado and abroad. Her main project sponsor was Global Leaders, an organization which empowers underserved USA students without economic means to create positive and sustainable change here and abroad through social, educational and environmental service. In addition to her project work with Global Leaders, Rachel is engaged with BuildOn, an organization that partners with communities in Malawi, Africa to build primary schools. She is creating school-to-school relationships through a 3-D printer-based curriculum that links student between Fort Collins and Ghana, Africa by providing students in Africa with solar lanterns. Finally, she is engaged in Iracambi Rainforest conservation in Brazil through creating hands-on activities where local kids become ecoleaders through sustainable agriculture. Her faculty mentor is Jessica Young, Ph.D., who is also the global coordinator and Peace Corps Coverdell program coordinator for the MEM program. Rachel is currently employed by her project sponsor, Global Leaders.