Rachel has 30+ years of experience in media and advocacy and currently handles communications for the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Formerly, she co-directed the Nobel Women’s Initiative, where she led the development of a global strategy for increasing the power and presence of grassroots feminist peacebuilders in public policy conversations around foreign policy. She built a communications team that has succeeded in bringing the analysis of hundreds of grassroots women activists into mainstream media, and produced a wide range of multi-media and social media products to help make the case for why women are key to sustainable peace. Rachel started her career as a radio journalist, working in Canada, the US and Mexico, where she had her own radio program. She was then head of communications for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. She has also worked as a senior communications strategist on health and foreign policy issues, and for a global campaign on sexual violence in conflict. She is the editor of When We Are Bold: Women Who Turn Our Upside Down World Right.