Rachel contributes to a diverse portfolio of projects. She supports clients’ goals with a keen focus on fleshing out the bones of a project, bringing new details to light in the process.
Previously, through the State Department sponsored Fulbright fellowship, she taught English in South Korea while acting as a cultural ambassador to foster mutual understanding at the ground level. In this role, she utilized a variety of communications platforms and multimedia resources to create materials and educate students. Similarly, Rachel has previous experience with a research institute where she focused on the protection of civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas. Through these experiences she is uniquely equipped to meet the needs of the everchanging world of philanthropy.
Rachel graduated with a BA in global studies and minors in German and political science from Temple University, where she studied in Japan, Germany, and Italy.
What’s an interesting fact that others would not know about you?
I have my motorcycle license! I was determined to get it after seeing how motorcycles weaved in and out of traffic when visiting Los Angeles. I took classes when I was 18 and hope to get my own bike in the future.
What’s your best travel advice?
Don’t let frustration keep you down. Sometimes things go wrong: you miss your bus, your wallet gets snatched, that museum you wanted to visit is closed. I’ve had my fair share of those situations. Don’t let it get in the way of appreciating what is going right.
What book, film, or quote has shaped the way you think?
As an avid music listener, I’m going to cheat a bit and go with lyrics from a song called “Reflection” by BTS.
Every life’s a movie
We got different stars and stories
We got different nights and mornings
Our scenarios ain’t just boring
These lyrics remind me that we can’t begin to understand others’ lives. However, every day we can choose to have empathy and compassion for people to create a better society regardless of our differences.
Why did you decide to work at Geneva Global?
Ingrained in everything Geneva Global does is a steadfast resolve to create a more just world, both through work with their clients and internal team. Dedication to collaboration, an outside the box approach to clients’ needs, and a refined use of data-driven results all set Geneva Global apart in the field of philanthropy consulting.