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Rachel A. Harvey ’01

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Substance Abuse Researcher
National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trial
Oahu, Hawaii


B.A., Wofford College (2001)
M.A. in anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC (2003)
Ph.D. in anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2012)

Career Highlights:


After earning her Ph.D. Harvey and her husband moved to Hawaii where she began a job doing substance abuse research for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trial. She also started the Plastic Free Kailua chapter of the Plastic Free Hawaii initiative. Prior to moving to Hawaii, Harvey was a teaching assistant at the University of Florida. She was a University of Florida Center for African Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (Xhosa language) during Academic Year 2005-06 and 2006-07 and served as a curatorial intern in African art for the Harn Museum at the University of Florida and as book review editor for Anthropological Quarterly at the Institute for Ethnographic Research. She also participated in a National Sicence Foundation Summer Institute for Research Design in summer 2005.


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