Rachel brings over a decade of experience working in the field of sustainability, from start-ups in San Francisco focused on the importance of local, wild, and sustainably-sourced food, to leading the sustainability team for an Oregon municipality. At MENV, she is responsible for cultivating key employer partnerships and organizing professional development programming to connect students, alumni, and employers. Additionally, she serves as a Career Coach, providing students and alumni with the tools, support, and connections to find their path and to thrive in their chosen profession.
Rachel prefers the outdoors to the indoors, often spending her time backpacking, hiking, trail running, cycling, and exploring. When you do find her indoors, she is frequently found cooking, fermenting, and dehydrating. Prior to joining the MENV team, she led the Sustainability Program for the City of Beaverton, Oregon. She earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Holistic Health from San Francisco State University and her M.A. in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont.