Rachel Magruder is a passionate advocate for positive social development in both the Dallas, Texas, where she is from, as well as in Heredia, Costa Rica where she currently resides. She works for Long Island University’s Global College study abroad program in Costa Rica as a research coordinator for undergraduate students. Rachel uses her time in Costa Rica to help students make connections to local environmental justice and conservation organizations, marginalized immigrant community development organizations, and indigenous rights groups. When she is home in Texas, she is involved with refugee and immigrant service non-profits. Although this is Rachel’s first time as a delegate with SustainUS to the CSocD, she is excited to bring home new ideas to her community for movement towards social integration and justice.