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Rachel has always cared deeply about food, equity, sustainability, and the intersections between them. Throughout her career, she has worked with people experiencing homelessness, migrants, and refugees, and continues to be passionate about community advocacy and activism. Her experience has shown her first hand how food is a human rights issue which everyone deserves dignified access to.

Rachel spent most of her life in Colorado, and as a newbie to the Pacific Northwest, is excited to explore the beautiful outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, reading, cooking, yoga, and hanging out with her cat.

Emma serves the Non-GMO Project as the Strategic Operations Manager. Emma enjoys supporting the mission of the Non-GMO Project as she strives to live in greater harmony with the natural world and to steward a healthier and more equitable future for the earth and its inhabitants. She is also passionate about collaborative facilitation and employee engagement.

Emma grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York where she spent summers working on an organic vegetable farm. She studied Communications and Global Studies at Marist College in Poughkeepsie where she was a coxswain for the men’s rowing team (yes, just like The Boys in the Boat). Prior to arriving at the Non-GMO Project, Emma has experience in non-profit development and fundraising, event organizing, as well as leading worksite wellness initiatives, and supporting a social enterprise sustainable coffee startup.

Kathy is thrilled to join the Non-GMO project as the Operations Manager. Her experience with coaching, education and business management meshed with a deep passion for healthy food brought her to the Project.

Before heading to the Pacific Northwest in 1993, Kathy lived in Boston where she worked for an educational non-profit and earned her M.Ed. in college counseling. A longing to be closer to the mountains and water, drew Kathy to Seattle and eventually Bellingham. Kathy has spent much her work life teaching, coaching and advising people in all things related to career and education. Thriving on variety in her work, Kathy also has experience in business operations and most recently worked for an experientially-based high school here in Bellingham managing daily business operations.

When she’s not at work, Kathy loves hiking and skiing in the North Cascades, hanging out with her family and friends and her intrepid dog Biscuit and cat, Sasha.

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