Rachel joined CCRH September 2016 as a Programs Manager. Her position is to safeguard the economic security of low- to moderate-income Californians through a number of statewide consumer financial education and asset-building initiatives. She manages campaigns to prevent elder financial abuse and promote age-friendly banking and also coordinates CCRH’s Individual Development Account program.
Before joining CCRH, Rachel worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations in the Midwest and in the Pacific Northwest as well as in the Latin American countries of Paraguay, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. She has advocated for those working in the fields of refugee and immigration services, healthcare, education, farming, environmental protection, and disability rights. She enjoys examining U.S. policy with a focus on supporting social and economic justice throughout the Americas. Rachel now considers Sacramento her home and enjoys living in California.
Rachel holds a Master Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. and Latin American History from the University of Minnesota.