Rachel has nearly 20 years experience with leadership and organizational development, capacity building and program design and planning in the social justice sector. Most recently, from 2009 to 2019, Rachel served as the Managing Director of Movement Strategy Center.
Now, as Director of Special Projects, Rachel provides project-specific support to MSC’s Leadership Team focused primarily on building and strengthening teams, designing and launching capacity building projects, and supporting teams to implement learning and evaluation efforts in alignment with future strategy.
Prior to joining MSC, Rachel served as the Fellowship Director and 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 has served on the Board of Directors of the Native Youth Leadership Alliance and as a founding Board member of the Giving Circles Fund.
Rachel lives in Oakland with her partner Paul and their two children, Zoe and Jacob.
Photo: Xiomara Castro