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Rachel Paik is the Administrative and Member Relations Assistant at the Arms Control Association (ACA). She is responsible for member and donor engagement, public event and fundraising coordination (including our annual meeting), assisting on grant writing and reports, and liaising with the board of directors.
Before joining ACA, Rachel was a Grants & Programs Officer at Partnership for a Secure America. She also interned for New York Congresswoman Grace Meng and 38 North at the Stimson Center. In 2018, she was selected as a Young Fellow for the Nuclear Education and Research Center (NEREC) at KAIST University in Daejeon, South Korea, where she conducted a research study on spent nuclear fuel and waste management policy options in NE Asia.
Rachel graduated from the University of Washington (UW) in 2018 with a B.A. in Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Peace & Security and a minor in Korea Studies. While at the UW, she was a two-time winner of the U.S. Department of Education’s FLAS Fellowship for Korean, an International Policy Institute Cybersecurity Fellow for Microsoft, and a Global Leadership Fellow through the Gorton International Policy Center at the National Bureau of Asian Research. She is interested in Asia, technology, and nuclear policy issues and writes about Korea policy issues for the Sejong Society of Washington D.C.