Partner and Communications Leader
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 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.
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.
A few GLP clients
Larimer County Workforce Center – online program for coaches and workforce participants
Mathematica Policy Research – CalWORKS, California’s welfare-to-work program
The Prosperity Agenda – Family Centered Coaching
Plain language clients
New Orleans Parents Guide to Public Schools – editing of guide introduction, focus group of parents
Public Affairs Research Council – editing of Sunshine Law document
Louisiana Road Home – training for staff working with people rebuilding after Katrina
University of New Orleans Center for Hazards, Assessment, Response and Technology – hurricane readiness guide
Bachelor of Arts in 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
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