Rachel is an inaugural team member of the North American subsidiary of the OCP Group – the world’s largest exporter of phosphate rock and a global producer of agricultural products. As Senior Program Officer, Rachel leads a range of business and organizational initiatives advancing OCP’s North America and Africa strategies, including facilitating development partnerships and strengthening linkages with startups and research institutions for agricultural service and product innovation.
Prior to joining OCP, Rachel consulted for private and public-sector clients, including the West African Rice Company, UNDP, and the International Growth Centre in London. Rachel previously served as a Program and Portfolio Manager at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leading international development and global health consulting firm, based in Washington, DC, following her role in business development at Accordia Global Health Foundation [acquired by Africare].
Rachel holds a master’s degree in economic and political development from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. Rachel is originally from Liberia and currently resides in New York City.