Rachael Winger was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. A student at St. Catherine University while she interned at TRACES, Rachel was earning a degree in International Business and Economics with a minor in Spanish Studies, with plans to graduate in May 2010. Rachael’s interest in WWII history began with her coursework in history, but more specifically when she took classes on 20th century Human Behavior. Her interest in WWII history was only intensified when she studied in Madrid, Spain and was able to travel to Auschwitz near Krakow, Poland. Rachael was very excited to join the TRACES team in order to better understand the non-profit sector, and to gain experience with museum work and grant writing.