Rachel Zapf

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Rachel Zapf
Research Program Officer
(269) 387-8274
(269) 387-8276
240W-E Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5456
Mailing address: 
Office of Research and Innovation
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5456 USA
  • M.A., Comparative Development Studies, L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, 2013
  • B.A., Social Science with Highest Honors, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006

Rachel Chapin Zapf joined the Office of Research and Innovation at Western Michigan University in 2020.  She previously worked as Scholarship Development/Program Officer at the Battle Creek Community Foundation.  In this position she managed the scholarship program and budget, liaised with donors and community partners, developed innovative scholarship programs, and composed fund agreements (specializing in charitable class). Rachel also has experience in grant application, translation, and developing and conducting trainings.

Rachel is also a proud returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania as an Agroforestry Agent.

For service areas, visit the RO assignments page.