Rachel Thrasher received a JD and a master’s degree in international relations, both from Boston University. She works on policy issues related to trade and investment agreements, policy space for development, intellectual property and access to medicines and the climate impacts of trade and investment treaties. She has taught courses on trade and development, international law and international trade law. She is the author of the book, Constraining Development: The Shrinking of Policy Space in the International Trade Regime, published by Anthem Press in 2021. She teaches International Trade Regulation, and International Economic Law and Climate Change at the Boston University School of Law.