faculty photo Rachel Mitchell
Rachel Mitchell
Anthropology Faculty
(209) 790-3887
Watsonville Center and Online

Summwe 2024 Student Support Hours

Online: Monday through Friday 11AM - 12PM via Zoom

By appointment: Please email me at ramitche@cabrillo.edu

B.A. Anthropology UCSC; M.A. Anthropology University of Kentucky

Associate Faculty with Cabrillo College since 2002

I discovered my pathway to anthropology right here at Cabrillo College! I am honored and thrilled to now be teaching about this exciting, dynamic, and ever so relevant field. It's through teaching anthropology that I offer students a meaningful opportunity to contemplate what it means to be a member of the community called LIFE and what it means to be human upon the earth as we strive towards a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world.

As an applied anthropologist, my passion is in teaching anthropology by promoting education, empathy, and activism, including student service learning in the community. A degree in Anthropology is an excellent foundation for working in any number of areas: health, business, international relations, social work, education, just to name a few.

I am also huge advocate for and supporter of encouraging high school students to take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities at Cabrillo. Anthropology courses are an excellent option for high school students to start exploring career and academic pathways and I welcome and appreciate high school students in all of my classes!

Outside of class I love to spend time outdoors watching bees, butterflies, birds, and the stars, hiking all over California (and beyond), reading, cooking, listening to podcasts, and doing yoga.

I am honored to be a partner in your learning journey and am looking forward to learning with and from you during your time at Cabrillo. Please always feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, or need any guidance in my class or at the college in general. I'm always happy to help support students every step of the way as we discover our unique gifts and how we can use them to create the world we want to live in.

Stay human 🙂

This Summer 2024 I am teaching the following courses ONLINE:

Anthro 1L: Bio Anthro Lab, Section 1

I am teaching the following courses on campus in Fall 2024:

Anthro 1: Biological Anthropology, Section 1 (Tue/Thurs 9:30-10:50 am, Watsonville Center)

Anthro 1L: Biological Anthropology Lab, Section 1 (Tue/Thurs 11:10am - 12:30pm, Watsonville Center)

I am teaching the following courses ONLINE in Fall 204:

Anthro 1-LS10: Biological Anthropology, Section (Late Start Section - begins 9/23)

Anthro 1L: Bio Anthro Lab, Section 5