Rachel Hagues serves as Chair of the ALIRP Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Committee (2021-2023). Rachel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Her research goals center around providing voice to vulnerable populations and confronting oppression. She has worked many years in a remote community in Tanzania with women and girls, developing community-based solutions to gender discrimination. Rachel also researches the social work response to the global refugee crisis in hopes to learn best practices to prepare social workers to best respond. Rachel teaches courses on Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Work Ethics, Diversity and Multiculturalism, and Community and Global Development. She is an active member of Christ Fellowship Church in Birmingham.