Remembered for her activism on behalf of a Palestinian organization known as the International Solidarity Movement, this young American woman died in the Gaza Strip while confronting an armored combat vehicle filled with members of the Israel Defense Forces.
While studying at The Evergreen State College, she worked for the Washington State Conservation Corps and joined an activist organization known as Olympians for Peace and Solidarity.
Shortly before her death, she participated in a Middle Eastern protest against American military action in Iraq.
She and her two older siblings grew up in Olympia, Washington as the children of Cindy and Craig Corrie.
Journalist Katharine Viner and actor Alan Rickman created My Name is Rachel Corrie, a stage play inspired by Corrie's diary entries and emails.