Rachel has worked for over 20 years in the field of adult education, adult literacy, and workforce development. She works with organizations doing good in the world to design and facilitate projects that incorporate what we know about how adults learn for deep, personal learning that lasts.

Rachel became a plain language advocate during the recovery from the human-caused 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.

She is from New Orleans, and recently moved to Bend, Oregon with her husband and two children. She stays energized through involvement in her children’s school, her community, her carnival krewe, and spending time outdoors (especially around black bears).

Education & Training


  • Bachelor of Arts: Journalism
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Masters of Adult Education
    St. Francis-Xavier University, Nova Scotia | Canada


  • Global Learning Partners
    Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, Foundations of Dialogue Education
  • Technology of Participation and Strategic Planning
    Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • Undoing Racism
    People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
  • Industrial Areas Foundation
    10 day community organizing training
  • Intensive Workshop on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Overcoming Racism

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