Rachel Wallner is a second-year doctoral student of modern East Asian and Chinese history. Her research explores a community of early twentieth-century Chinese geographers and its engagement in global intellectual networks. Before coming to Northwestern, Rachel split her time between the U.S. and China while earning a B.A. in East Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and an M.A. in Asian studies from the University of Oregon. She completed a master’s thesis entitled "Science, Space, and the Nation: The Formation of Modern Chinese Geography in Twentieth-Century China.” Rachel is a fellow in Northwestern's Science and Human Culture interdisciplinary cluster.