Rachel O’Leary Carmona has helped to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to shape the actions and policies that affect their communities for well over a decade. Rachel is a first generation Mexican American who grew up on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A recognized expert on building transformational online and offline communities and networks, Rachel has held leadership positions with Amnesty International, Women for Women International, Girl Scouts of the USA, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Wisconsin Public Television, and with the Mayors offices in Memphis, Tennessee and Somerville, Massachusetts. Rachel currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Women’s March.
Rachel earned her Associates degree from Madison Area Technical College. She went on to earn her Bachelors degree in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin and her Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on leadership development and non-profit management. Rachel lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with her puggle, Della J. Beanz.