As Hilton’s strategic partnerships officer, Rachel manages the development and implementation of a partnerships strategy that goes beyond financial grantmaking, building and leveraging the work of the foundation to help catalyze and accelerate its goals through high-impact relationships. In her previous role as a program associate, Rachel supported the international program team’s work in disaster relief and recovery, as well as avoidable blindness. Prior to joining Hilton, Rachel worked on water, sanitation, and hygiene at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also spent time as a consultant for the National Park Service, a social innovation associate at Mercy Corps, and a rural community development volunteer for Peace Corps, Costa Rica.