Rachel is the Co-Executive Director of the (NELCWIT), the sexual and domestic violence crisis center serving Franklin County and the North Quabbin. Prior to joining NELCWIT, she was a researcher and program manager for the London-based Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, studying livelihoods and service delivery in South Sudan, Uganda, and Sierra Leone, and led gender mainstreaming efforts for the 8-country consortium. She also worked as a freelance researcher and consultant for international and local nonprofits, and managed political campaigns for a State Representative candidate in 2018 and the successful local ballot initiative to make Greenfield a Safe City in 2019. Rachel serves on the board of Asylum Access, a global refugee rights organization based in Oakland, CA. She holds dual Master's degrees in urban & environmental policy & planning and international affairs from Tufts University and its Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. She currently lives in Greenfield with her pitbull mix, Lionel Richie.