Rachel is second generation Chinese Canadian and currently living in Tkaronto on the land of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.
Rachel received her Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and Master of Marine Management from Dalhousie University. In the decade following, she worked in oceans conservation with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Canada, Solomon Islands and Fiji. Her experiences in rights-based fisheries management and climate change risk mitigation in the South Pacific led her to the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership community.
Currently, Rachel is Executive Director of the Bike Brigade – a non-profit organization managing 800+ volunteer cyclists delivering food and other essential supplies during COVID-19. She is also the Founder of Evoke Creatives – a social enterprise with a mission to bring more racialized youth to the frontlines of the environment movement through the arts. With a lens on racial equity and environmental conservation, Rachel continually seeks to understand collaborative survival as a way to transform life beyond capitalism and industrialism. She aims to support PPP in leveraging the power of the arts and culture to elevate Pacific peoples as leaders of this transformation.
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