Rachel Crites

Pre-Award Program Specialist

Pre-Award Program Specialist
+1 574-631-8252
233 Nieuwland Science Hall


In 2023, Rachel Crites joined the Pre-Award Team with Notre Dame Research. In this role, Rachel advises principal investigators in grant proposal development. In addition to this appointment, Rachel works for the Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame as a Term Assistant Teaching Professor. She is the primary instructor of Human Anatomy. Prior to this position, Rachel gained experience teaching human anatomy to Notre Dame juniors/seniors and first year medical students from Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend.

In 2022, Rachel Crites graduated with her Master of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame. Before joining Notre Dame, Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Evolution and Ecology from the Ohio State University. During undergrad, she completed several research projects to graduate with research distinction. Rachel also spent one summer in Chicago, where she conducted research at The Field Museum of Natural History. Rachel has presented at local, region, and national conferences, supports women in science, and has a passion for student mentorship.