Rachel is a research analyst whose work is driven by a passion for systems that promote self-direction and collaboration with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is highly skilled in program evaluation and data analysis, and she's particularly dedicated to helping provide high-quality data for evidence-based policymaking. In addition to contributing skills in methodology and data analysis, Rachel has extensive experience working with individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Rachel also recently graduated with a doctoral degree in applied psychology at Portland State University, where she worked on promoting community inclusion, participation, and sense of community for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Prior to that, Rachel worked as a research assistant on projects related to homelessness and housing interventions for the Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative. Rachel regularly volunteers at the Oregon Humane Society as a dog walker and foster parent.
When not at work, Rachel enjoys reading, going to concerts, and trying out new restaurants in Portland.
- Doctorate in applied psychology, Portland State University
- Master’s in applied psychology from Portland State University
- Bachelor of arts in psychology and environmental studies at Southwestern University