Rachel is a Klagsbrun Outreach Fellow for the 2019 year. In this position, she coordinates outreach to AFJ’s networks of member organizations, law schools, legal communities and various coalitions across the United States to educate and advocate about the importance of the federal judiciary in protecting constitutional rights and freedoms. She previously worked as the Investigative Mitigation Intern with Capital Defender Office of Northern Virginia where she collected character witness testimony. Earlier in 2018 she worked with Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington as an Advocacy Intern. Rachel also worked on the 2017 Democratic Coordinated Campaign, increasing voter turnout in Petersburg, VA by 48%.
Originally from Richmond, VA, Rachel has been living in the district for 4 years and recently graduated cum laude from American University with a degree in Justice and Law, concentrating in Criminal Justice. She also studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark focusing on the various legal approaches to sex work and how they intersected with women’s agency. In her free time Rachel loves playing Mario Kart and raising service dogs with her family.