Based in Washington DC, Rachel joined the Guardian in 2014 to lead philanthropic and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the Guardian, she served as executive vice president and interim president of the DC-based, journalism-centered think tank New America Foundation. Working across media, policy, government, the private sector, and philanthropy, she led the organization in advancing new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States, and launched New America NYC and New America Live. From 1995 to 2005, Rachel worked for World Wildlife Fund where she launched programs in San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and Houston, and played a central and lead role on the Living Planet Campaign.
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