Born and raised in the Detroit area, Rachel draws inspiration from the city’s rich art, culture, and diversity. She joined Civilla to contribute to the team’s work in Health and Human Services —supporting our effort to improve benefits delivery in Michigan and expanding research to other states.
As a researcher and designer, Rachel brings years of expertise to the team, most recently serving as Senior Art Director and Brand Designer at Columbia Sportswear. She’s also an expert in digital and print solutions and a talented multi-disciplinary artist. Rachel built and runs her own art studio focused on empowerment of marginalized communities through print and publication. She studied art, media, and design at DePaul University.
Outside of work, Rachel loves soaking up time in nature. She feels humbled by its magnitude and says she’s been deeply shaped by the time she’s spent hiking and backpacking in the Pacific Northwest.