Rachel Borashko is a research specialist at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute (CRI) 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 Grand Valley State University in statistics and sociology, with minors in mathematics and religious studies. During her time at GVSU, 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.