Rachel joins Water.org in the role of Senior Manager, South Asia. She will focus on continuing and deepening the work of Water.org and its partners in India as well as launching WaterCredit in Bangladesh. Rachel joins us from World Vision, an international NGO focused on grassroots community development. During her tenure, she held different management and field-based roles, with much her experience taking place in South and East Asia and most recently, Haiti. Rachel brings considerable experience managing large-scale programs and initiatives, directing geographically dispersed teams and familiarity with community-led WASH approaches and microfinance. Rachel holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Washington’s Daniel J Evans School of Public Affairs, where her studies focused on non-profit management and organizational learning.
Commitment to Water.org:
“Throughout my career, I’ve been privileged to participate in building community and institutional capacity for change. I strongly believe that people with limited resources can be some of the best innovators. For ultra-poor communities, the lack of opportunity to take positive action or have access to even small amounts of capital to change their life situation can be even more debilitating than the lack of adequate water and sanitation. I am excited to be part of an organization that puts a dynamic model of empowerment, partnership and innovation at the heart of its work.”