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 is also a graduate research assistant at Portland State University, where she works 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.
- Master’s in applied psychology from Portland State University
- Bachelor of arts in psychology and environmental studies at Southwestern University