Rachel Mitchell
Anthropology Faculty
(209) 790-3887
Watsonville Center

Spring 2023 Student Support Hours

In person: Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:30 am in Room A340 and 12:30-1:30 pm in Room A304, Watsonville Center

Virtual: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6 pm via Zoom Link to Join | Meeting ID 876 4634 4501

By appointment: Please email me at

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 invite students to consider 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 and 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 active in high school outreach and 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 them in all of my classes!

This Spring 2023 I am teaching in person sections of Biological Anthropology and the Lab at the Watsonville Center and an online section of Anthro 17: Food and Culture in Global Perspective. I welcome any questions you may have about the Anthropology program or if you would like more information about what you can do with a degree in Anthropology, please get in touch using the contact information above. I hope to see you in one of my classes and I look forward to learning with and from you.