Biography

Rachel has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of environmental education, place-based learning, food systems education, and environmental justice. Rachel has worked with students from varying grade levels and backgrounds, from middle school students to college students. Rachel is both an adjunct professor at USF in environmental studies and is in the process of receiving her Doctorate of Education at USF as well. Her dissertation research looks at food insecurity on college campuses, and the role of student agency and collective action to address this issue. As exhibited by her teaching and research, Rachel is committed to student-centered learning and research, community building and environmental, food, and climate justice.

Education
University of San Francisco, EdD, 2022 (current)
University of California Santa Cruz, MA in Sociology, 2009
New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, BA, 2001
Experience
Program Director, USF
Community Engagement Manager, USF
Adjunct Professor, Merritt College
Curriculum Manager, College of Marin
Expertise
Environmental Education
Food Systems and Social Justice
Student Centered Education
Research
Food Systems
Critical Food Systems Education
Environmental Justice
Educational Equity
Food Security
Awards & Distinctions

Mellon Scholars Faculty Teaching/Research Award, 2020

Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award, 2018

USF Preferred Hiring Pool, 2017