Meet Rachel Otwell
Tara McClellan McAndrew explores a past experience of NPR Illinois reporter Rachel Otwell.
Why you should know herIn 2009, Rachel Otwell, a reporter for NPR/Illinois, spent a month volunteering in Thika, Kenya, "in an orphanage in a slum." She was one of its first volunteers.Why did you do this?"I had been studying African-American history and women and gender studies (in college), and was interested in learning about marginalized people and hearing voices that I hadn't gotten as much of as I would have liked in my earlier education.