Rachel joined the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) in 2016. As the FTF’s Director of Operations & Engagement, she is responsible for communications, member/public engagement, online presence, and digital and print publications. Rachel is also on the board of directors of Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform that supports small family farmers as they address the challenge of climate change in their communities, and the steering committee of local advocacy group Fair Trade Philadelphia. Prior to the FTF, Rachel worked with Fair Trade farmer cooperatives in Latin America with Fundación Runa. She also worked in the field of international trade policy in New York and with the United Nations and U.S. government in Washington, DC. Rachel has an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in Economic Development from George Washington University and a BA in International Economics & Commerce and Spanish Language & Literature from Lafayette College.