Director of Book Abundance
Start Date: March 2015
Role at Book Harvest: Rachel leads the strategy and oversees the portfolio of Book Harvest’s book access, book ownership, and community-wide literacy programs, striving to create a culture of literacy by ensuring that there is abundant and equitable access to free and culturally inclusive books for every family wherever families are.
Favorite Children’s Book Right Now: “The Paperboy” by Dav Pilkey
Likes & Loves: Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and teenaged sons, going on walks with friends, and traveling to California to be with her extended family.
Community Involvement: Steering Committee for Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Learning Happens Everywhere Project Advisory Committee
Where she studied: Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology from Westmont College and Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California
Experience: 12 years of nonprofit experience, 5 years of experience in education
What she’s hopeful for: A healthy childhood for all children.