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Rachel Wilson Patterson, J.D.

Assistant Director of Admissions, Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC)

Rachel Wilson Patterson was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and she attended college at the University of Pennsylvania.  At Penn, Rachel played Division I basketball and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature and minor in Africana Studies.  After college she joined Teach for America and taught 8th grade English for two years at Frederick Douglass Academy V in the Bronx, New York.  Also during this time, Rachel earned her Master’s Degree in teaching at Pace University.
Shortly thereafter, Rachel attended the University of Michigan Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.  After law school, Rachel served as the Assistant Director at the Association of American Law Schools in Washington D.C., where she worked on a host of matters including membership review, diversity recruitment and retention of law students and faculty, media relations, and higher education policy.  In late 2013 Rachel moved to Columbus, Ohio where she currently served as LLI’s Program Director in order to merge her interests in secondary and higher education and to help further diversify higher education and the legal profession.  During her time in Ohio, Rachel also served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Diversity Council.  Rachel now serves as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Georgetown University Law Center, where she oversees diversity recruitment and evaluates and supports prospective and admitted students.