As development and communications officer for the Council, Rachael brings a wealth of experience to the role, including in annual giving, strategic communications, volunteer management, social media and marketing, grantwriting, and development events. Most recently she has been Development and Communications Coordinator at Victoria Mansion in Portland, ME and Museum Services Manager at Pejepscot Historical Society in Brunswick, ME. Prior to that, she was part of a multi-million dollar campaign at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.
She earned a MA in Public Humanities at Brown University and a BA in History at Guilford College with minors in Peace and Conflict Studies and Community Studies. Rachael is passionate about communicating the value of public humanities programs both locally and nationally. She draws inspiration from the courage of communities willing to use the humanities to address challenging and pressing issues in creative ways. Rachael’s public humanities experience encompasses education, research and interpretation, including for the I Was There project at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in Providence, winner of the Council’s 2014 Innovation Award.
Rachael’s family has deep roots in Providence and she is happy to call the city home once again. In her free time, she enjoys photography, outdoor adventures, travel and time spent with family and friends.