Rachel joined the Plan International Ireland team as a Fundraising Officer in August 2015 following a move to Dublin from Bready, County Tyrone. Rachel previously spent six years as a Fundraiser with Foyle Hospice. During her time with the hospice, Rachel was instrumental in winning the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Event of the Year 2014.
Previously, Rachel studied Housing Management at the University of Ulster, graduating in 2007, before heading off travelling. Following her return, she worked in social housing with a focus on inclusion programmes for those living in sheltered accommodation.
Rachel enjoys travelling both at home and further afield, as well as baking, attempting to master knitting, road racing and continuing her year long quest to stand up on a surf board!