Rachel holds an MPA from Harvard, where she continues to work on Behavioral and Development Economics projects as a Research Fellow in Residence. Additionally, she is a Behavioral Insights Researcher and Lead Grant Writer with GlobalGiving. Her topical focus at GlobalGiving is Behavioral Levers of Charitable Giving.
Over the past decade, Rachel's career has centered upon extending education, empowerment and economic development opportunities to at-risk street children and women so that they might overcome the barriers created by poverty and oppression. Efforts in Southeast Asia and Africa include a multiyear microfinance project with Grameen Bank and BRAC; educational advocacy on behalf of Bangladeshi street children as President of Seeds of Change Consulting; and program development as Chair of UUSC’s Economic Justice Department. Beyond this, she has worked on Behavioral Insights initiatives on behalf of the Australian and Nigerian governments, including an RCT to increase organizational diversity and inclusion (with a focus on gender parity) and the development of BI tools to stem corruption in governmental supply chains.
Broadly speaking, her research sits at the intersection of Behavioral Economics, International Development, Program Evaluation and Gender Equity.