Rachel joined Don Catchment Rivers Trust as Community Engagement Officer in 2016, before becoming Project Manager. She lives in Goole, a town that owes its existence to the 17th century diversion of the Don in to the ‘Dutch River’, and is a narrowboater.
Rachel studied for a BA in Archaeology, and completed a Masters Degree in Archaeological Heritage Management at the University of York. Since being with the Trust Rachel has gained a NEBOSH health and safety qualification.
From university Rachel began a career in Museums. She has had varied roles within the sector, but always with a focus on industrial heritage, waterways and community engagement, so the transition to working for a Rivers Trust was a chance to bring transferrable skills to natural heritage.
Rachel is currently the Trusts Operations Director.