Rachel Kriegsman was born and raised in North Carolina. From a young age, Rachel had a passion for the environment and could often be found pursuading friends, family, and classmates to take on environmental inititatives to better their community. Rachel earned her BA in Peace Studies and Environmental Studies from Goucher College, where she focused her research on the intersection of food systems and peace & conflict.
In September, Rachel will join the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association in Pittsboro, NC as their Development Coordinator. Most recently, she spent the
summer running outdoor-education programs at a summer camp in the Great Smoky Mountains of north Georgia. Before the summer, Rachel spent the previous seven years in Washington, D.C. with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and the Safer
Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition (SCHF) working in environmental policy and advocacy. In a full-circle moment, Rachel had the privilege of seeing President Obama sign The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act into law -- an update to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 that she advocated for during her work with SCHF.
Rachel has also had the unique opportunity to work on small, sustainable farms in both California and Maryland as an environmental educator and a farmer. When Rachel isn't working, she can be found teaching yoga and spending time with family and friends. She loves being outdoors and hosting any event where good food is involved.