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Rachel has spent years communicating the messages of think tank scholars, business leaders, and political campaigns. She has significant experience developing and coordinating communications strategies, elevating experts’ profiles, preparing spokespeople for media interviews, writing and placing opinion pieces, conducting high-stakes media outreach, and explaining complex economic issues.
Prior to joining Crosscut Strategies, she was a regional press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign in Ohio, where she managed local media. Rachel was previously the press secretary at Business Forward, where she helped business leaders advocate for a variety of economic policies. Rachel began her career at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, where she promoted scholars and their research through high-profile national media outlets and local media across the country. Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in English from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in communication from the Johns Hopkins University.