Rachel (she/her) is a leading expert in the field of relational engagement education. As the Executive Director of GatherDC, the premier relational platform for 20s & 30s in the DC-area, Rachel guides the organization to build community and help its constituents create sustained adult Jewish identities. Before launching GatherDC, she pioneered Hillel International’s peer-engagement and education initiatives, which reached thousands of unengaged young adults on college campuses nationwide. Rachel has a B.A. in Sociology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.