She brings expertise in co-design, facilitation and communications, and thrives on helping people explore ideas, develop solutions and engage in powerful and experiential ways.
Prior to joining Nous, Rachel was a Lead Experience Designer for Aurecon, where she co-established the first User Centred Design practice for an engineering firm in Australia. She began her career working as a speechwriter and media adviser to foreign diplomats in Canberra and later worked with Australian Red Cross driving national disaster preparedness strategy and resource development.
Rachel holds a Master of Community Development (emergency management) from Southern Cross University, a Bachelor of Global Arts (international relations) from Monash University, a Certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation, and a Certificate in Workplace Training and Assessment from All Australian Training. She is a fellow of the Social Impact Hub Scaling Impact Fellowship and delivers design thinking workshops, masterclasses and coaching to community leaders.
Rachel loves wandering around markets and mountains, taking her kayak out on the bay, and connecting with interesting people, recipes and books.