Rachel is a documentary director/producer and multimedia artist.
She is Director and Co-founder of Storyline, a non-profit production company that crafts original stories to make sense of complicated issues, provoke discussion and inspire actions that address society's biggest challenges.
Rachel has produced and directed stories about a range a topics, including the housing crisis, economic inequality, and environmental justice. She is currently co-directing the participatory web documentary and exhibition Sandy Storyline (winner of the Tribeca Film Festival's inaugural Award for Transmedia) and producing Water Warriors, a short film and exhibition about a community's resistance against the oil and natural gas industry.
Her radio documentaries and multimedia have been broadcast internationally, and shared through interactive installations everywhere from laundromats to vacant storefronts to shipping containers.
Previously, Rachel traveled across the United States with the Peabody award-winning national oral history project StoryCorps. She has worked as a producer with EarSay, Inc. and was associate producer on Incite Picture’s Young Lakota, broadcast on Independent Lens.
Rachel is a sought after speaker and workshop facilitator, and has taught oral history and storytelling for movement-building in collaboration with institutions like the Museum of the City of New York and Parsons The New School for Design. She also consults on transmedia storytelling and impact campaigns for nonprofit organizations and media projects.
Rachel was a 2011 New Voices Scholar of the Association for Independents in Radio (AIR), and a 2013 A Blade of Grass grantee.
She studied philosophy at University College London and Vassar College.