Rachel currently serves as BIC’s Social Inclusion Campaign Manager. Rachel joined the Bank Information Center in 2012 to start up BIC’s disability rights campaign, and she currently leads BIC’s work around disability rights as well as inclusive education. She has been actively engaging the disability community and pushing the World Bank to systematically include disability in its operations. Rachel is passionate about ensuring that persons with disabilities have full access to development project benefits and that marginalized students have access to quality education.
Rachel has significant experience advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities on both the local and international levels. She has worked with partners at Disability Rights International to educate them about their rights under the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and helped to expose human rights abuses of persons with disabilities living in institutions. Rachel also worked for Global AIDS Alliance advocating to prevent and end violence against women and girls and at The Arc of the District of Columbia where she advocated for children and youth with disabilities.
Rachel received her Master in Public Administration from New York University and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.