Humanities, Fine Arts, Mock Trial
Rachel teaches humanities, coaches the Mock Trial team, and serves as Fine Arts director at Waterloo.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin, where her research and honors thesis focused on ancient agriculture, environment, and food production. She did excavation and botanical analysis for the Argilos archaeological project in northern Greece and data interpretation for the Chersonesos project in Crimea. At UT she also majored in Ancient Greek, earned a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas as a Jefferson Scholar, served as Vice President of the Eta Sigma Phi academic honor’s society, worked as a research and teaching assistant for the Classics Department, and played the leading role in multiple UT Ancient Drama productions.
Prior to Waterloo, she taught SAT courses at Kaplan Test Prep and later worked as a music booking assistant for SXSW. She has also stayed busy in her time outside of Waterloo since joining the faculty in 2020. In 2021 she worked at UT’s Mood Addiction Interaction Neuroscience lab on studies of bipolar disorder and its link with substance use disorders. Over summer 2023, she escaped the Texas heat to be a farm hand on a regenerative family farm in Montana! Rachel and her husband Kolton attend Christ Church Austin.
- BA, Classical Archeology and Classical Languages (Greek/Latin), The University of Texas at Austin (2020)
Posts by Rachel Kubitz
This week I watched our students argue in court over 100 million dollars worth of stolen artwork and a museum’s allegedly fraudulent insurance claim. The judge was a real Texas judge. The courtroom was a real (Zoom) courtroom. But it wasn’t a real trial. In fact, it was a Mock Trial, and the students in…Read More