"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
Rachel has worked for over 20 years in the field of adult basic education and workforce development. She works within organizations to help adults achieve goals through learning experiences that are customized to the person and the situation.
Rachel became a Plain Language advocate during the recovery from the man made disaster following Hurricane Katrina. She reviews and edits communication materials, trains staff on how to write using plain language concepts, and conducts plain language field tests with potential audiences.
New Orleans Parent’s Guide to Public Schools
Public Affairs Research Council
Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims Assistance Organizations
Louisiana Road Home
University of New Orleans Center for Hazards, Assessment, Response and Technology
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Masters of Adult Education – St. Francis-Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Global Learning Partners – Principles and Practices of Sustained Learning
Institute of Cultural Affairs – Technology of Participation and Strategic Planning
People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond – Undoing Racism
Industrial Areas Foundation – 10 day community organizing training
She lives with her husband and two children in New Orleans and stays energized through involvement in her children’s school, her community, her carnival krewe, and spending time outdoors.