Rachel’s passion for equitable transportation began during her time in the Peace Corps where she was able to witness how infrastructure (or lack thereof) can alter the course of an individual’s life – from education, to health, to employment. She holds a B.A. from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obsipo and is pursuing her master’s degree in Public Policy and Management through Carnegie Mellon’s accelerated D.C. track. She is passionate about responsible urban development and sees equitable transportation as being a crucial component. She currently works with Novogradac Consulting in Washington D.C., specializing in community development tax credits. Rachel is excited to research, learn, and discuss with others how public transportation can become innovative, efficient, and accessible to all.