Rachel co-founded Think Dignity, formerly Girls Think Tank, in October 2006 and held the position of President from then until July 2011. As Community Liaison Chair, she now focuses more of her time on engaging with stakeholders across the community.
Rachel is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, based in San Diego, California. At the firm, she prosecutes nationwide class actions against insurance companies and other large corporate actors.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs from Florida State University. As a college student, Rachel founded a collegiate chapter of the National Organization for Women and revamped the previously dormant Women’s Educational & Cultural Center, serving as the Center’s student director and board member for two years. She also served as a student senator in the student government association. In her senior year, Rachel interned in Governor Chiles’ office to work on immigration and domestic violence issues.
Rachel received her law degree from Georgetown University Law School in 2000. During law school, she served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the First Annual Review of Gender and Sexuality Law, a publication of The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. She also taught Street Law at a public high school in Washington, D.C. After graduating from law school, Rachel joined the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, before clerking for Judge Ferguson on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She later spent a year abroad clerking for the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, and the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in The Hague, Netherlands. In October 2007, Rachel helped organize a three-day World Conference on Japanese Military Sexual Slavery held at UCLA. She has assisted on a number of human rights cases and presented on her experiences at the ICTR, including a panel presentation on The Security of Africa with co-panelists John Prendergast, Karin Ryan, Bobby Bailey (Invisible Children), and Daniel Akech James (one of Sudan’s “Lost Boys”), at the Bishop’s School in Spring 2007.
Rachel believes passionately in human rights and the right to be treated with dignity no matter one’s life circumstances. Please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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