From Turkey to Lithuania to graduate school at Brandeis
At Clark, Rachel Polinsky found many opportunities to pursue her passion for classical studies and art history, including working with ancient civilization and art history professor Rhys Townsend on the excavation of a Roman site in Turkey. After graduating, she became part of an archaeological team that discovered an escape tunnel dug by Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust.
I met with Dr. Townsend early on in my first semester at Clark, and from that very first meeting he started mentoring and guiding me throughout my undergraduate career. He never wanted me to think my goals were unreachable.