Rachel James

United States. Born 12/12/1984
love and laughter. play and make. share and do with intention and heart.

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About Me

I care deeply about efforts to alleviate poverty that focus on systemic change and are community driven. I have a particular interest in rural and indigenous communities. I believe relationships and capacity building are essential elements for initiatives that seek to create and do good. In most of my roles I support systems thinking, strategy, capacity building, and/or project development and management. I seek to be involved in ground level efforts - believing that our deepest issues are best served through grassroots efforts.

Much of my focus is spent on education. Currently, I am digging into the history of ed and of innovation, design thinking, and the role of interactive digital media in learning. All to re-think and change schooling, and help write a new story for learning structures and ultimately our education system.

I am an avid learner, reader, and continually seek to build my creative thinking and skills.

Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, Oceania, The Caribbean

General
Disaster Relief
Sports
Microfinancing
Human Rights Work
Women Empowerment

Instructional Leadership; Curriculum Development and Implementation; Project Management; Program design and implementation; Human development; nonprofit management; strategy, needs assessment, and systems thinking

Rural School and Teacher Development in Tambakha, Sierra Leone

Ambassador Mentor Girls' education in Uganda and Sierra Leone

Various volunteering experiences within US and Australia including coaching, working alongside communities to build homes, art projects, and kids' camps and programs.