Rachel grew up in Baltimore, MD, and Beverly, MA, where she grew to appreciate the outdoors from a young age. She loved exploring nature with her sisters by boating on the Northshore and attending Beverly public recreation camps throughout the year.
Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Minor in Public Policy from George Washington University in 2022. As a Pell Grant student, she recognizes how important affordable recreational activities and environmental access are for students. During her time at GW, she joined GDUB Womxn’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and was elected to the board as Co-President her senior year. With this platform, she advocated for accessible outdoor recreation at GW and strived to create a welcoming environment within the sport of ultimate frisbee.
Before joining National Park Trust, she was an Investor Engagement Intern at The Hunger Project. She researched corporate participants and sponsorships and developed communications for event logistics. From this experience, she became passionate about empowering local communities. As the Development Coordinator at National Park Trust, she supports Dolores McDonagh in grant prospect research, writing grant proposals, and operations.