Rachel Borashko is a research specialist for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Borashko is responsible primarily for designing, implementing, and managing applied research projects; meeting with community organizations to identify research needs and then designing and implementing plans to meet those needs; and writing research reports.
Prior to joining the Johnson Center, Borashko worked with the Calvin College Center for Social Research as a field interviewer for the Greater Grand Rapids Survey of Congregations.
Borashko holds a Bachelor of Science from GVSU in statistics and sociology, with minors in mathematics and religious studies. During her time at the university, Borashko participated in many research experiences, including a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Carnegie Mellon University. Borashko was also engaged within the statistics department at GVSU, where she was a structured learning assistance facilitator for Introductory statistics courses, and participated in activities such as DataFest, a data analysis competition sponsored by the American Statistical Association.
Passionate about social justice and data analysis, Borashko is excited about doing good through research.