Statewide Agritourism Coordinator
Rachael is delighted to be joining the UC SAREP team as the statewide Agritourism Coordinator. She has devoted her career to strengthening vibrant and sustainable food systems. Rachael holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University and certificates in Agroecology, Permaculture Design, and Urban Agriculture. Over the past 10 years, Rachael has worked for non-profit organizations promoting urban farming and food security in Washington, DC, building a robust local food system on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and showcasing sustainable agroforestry techniques in southern Belize. In each of these settings, she has seen the power of agritourism to provide resiliency to farmers, inspire and educate the public, and connect the community. She is eager to connect with, learn from, and share ideas with California farmers and ranchers.