Rachelle Rankin was enrolled at Rutgers-Camden in the dual degree Political Science BA/Public Administration MPA program, earning credit towards both degrees concurrently. Rachelle is a 2013 recipient of the Jack Marvin Weiner Memorial Award for outstanding performance and leadership in the field of Political Science. She was a member of the Rutgers Honors College, the Political Science Honors Department and Pi Sigma Alpha. Rachelle assisted on a project aimed to help prevent juvenile delinquency in Cumberland County.