Rachel is the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights with the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan where her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and human rights. Prior to this, Rachel served as the Executive Director of OUTSaskatoon, a non-profit that servers 2SLGBTQ people from 2013-2020. During her tenure, Rachel learned firsthand what it looks like to build organizational infrastructure and to reinvigorate stakeholder relationship. Likewise, she learned how to navigate complex board dynamics and to support a quickly growing staff, all the while ensuring that community need remained front and centre. Throughout Rachel’s community and academic work she has developed expertise in non-profit governance, management, facilitation, leadership, and policy analysis, while focusing on opening up spaces for social change, cultural diversity, and greater collaboration across non-profit, University, governmental, and other spheres.