Rachel is currently Special Deputy to the Executive Director at Movement Voter Project, a national progressive electoral organizing funder in the U.S. Her professional experience spans a number of fields, including nonprofit management and operations, humanitarian crisis response, social science research, risk and crisis management, and political campaigns. As a researcher, she has focused on gender, governance, and livelihoods in conflict and post-conflict zones, particularly in the Horn of Africa.
Rachel holds a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and dual MA degrees in urban and environmental policy and planning and international affairs from Tufts University and its Fletcher School. She currently lives in western Massachusetts with her pit bull, Lionel Richie.