February 11, 2012
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Managing Director

Rachel Burrows

Photo: Xiomara Castro

I’m surrounded by smart, talented and passionate people who are committed to showing up and doing the hard work of creating change – what a privilege!

As the Managing Director, Rachel manages the flow of projects in and out of MSC and provides support to an outstanding team of Senior Fellows and Associates.  Rachel is the go-to person for questions about MSC’s intake and assessment process, project scopes of work, and contract and project management.

Rachel has deep experience with leadership and organizational development, project management and capacity building in the social change sector.  Before joining MSC, Rachel served as the Fellowship Director at Young People For (YP4), a program committed to identifying, engaging and empowering college students to develop leadership skills while creating meaningful social change in their communities.  Rachel got her start in DC, serving as a Legislative Representative for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

Rachel currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA), an intergenerational collective of Tribal College students and their allies, founded by alumni of YP4.  Rachel has also served as a founding Board member of the One Percent Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to engaging young adults in philanthropy.

Rachel earned a bachelors degree in government and sociology from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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