Development Manager, Annual Campaigns
Rachel grew up in Casper, WY before moving to the Pacific Northwest to attend Western Washington University for her undergraduate education. After graduating with a BA in Marketing and French, Rachel worked in the admissions office at her alma mater, counseling students and families from across the country through their pursuit of higher education. The work ignited her passion for educational equity and ensuring all students have the support they need to reach their full potential. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys cooking, scuba diving, hiking, backpacking, and traveling to new places where she can explore those interests.
You know, I used to think the future was solid or fixed, but it's not. The future is not fixed; it's fluid. The world is more malleable than you think, and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape."
Why this Work is Important To Me
After working within the public education system, I’ve developed a deep sense of passion for serving students and connecting them to the resources they need and the communities where they’ll thrive. I believe that positive mentorship and a strong sense of belonging are two powerful pieces within education that can make or break a student’s learning experience. When a student is empowered to reach their full potential, amazing things can happen — so being a part of a movement that is actively supporting students with learning and attention issues on their path to success is an incredibly rewarding place to be.
Favorite Part of My Job
I am so excited to support this national movement behind the scenes to ensure that each member of the team is able to bring their passion to life each day in meaningful ways. I love seeing the students grow throughout our program and achieve their goals, and am privileged to be a part of an organization that does so much to help make their dreams a reality.