Rachael M. Hickson

Associate Director

B.A. - Cultural Anthropology

Rachael oversees the South Asia Center’s general programming, including the C.U. in India study abroad program, the Alumni in South Asia initiative, the Affiliated Faculty Program, and strategic partnerships. She also manages the National Resource Center activities and administration of the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, and has previously worked at the South Asia Center as the Programming and Events Coordinator. Rachael studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of Buffalo, and continued her studies in Amman, Jordan at the Jordan Language Academy. She is passionate about Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, multi-cultural programming and events for all ages and backgrounds, and encouraging student travel. 

Please contact her at
 rhickson@sas.upenn.edu / 215-898-7476 with inquiries about the center.