Events and Communications Manager
Rachel Shields
Rachel Shields

As a Southwest High School alumna (Class of ’98), Rachel is thrilled to be back in the Twin Cities after stints in Washington, DC and Denver, CO.  Rachel is passionate about education equity and community development, and has worked in fundraising and communications at nonprofits in Washington DC, Denver and Minneapolis since graduating college in 2002. Prior to joining AchieveMpls, Rachel worked at the Denver Scholarship Foundation, an organization that focuses on college access and success for Denver Public Schools graduates, and Women for Women International.  

She holds a B.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University and an M.A. in international development from the University of Denver. In her free time you'll find her exploring the outdoors, cultivating her garden, cooking up a feast, or curling up with a good book.