Rachel Sherman – Los Angeles
Rachel is a bilingual first-generation college graduate and the daughter of working-class immigrants from Mexico. She received her Master’s degree in International Relations from New York University and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Chicano Studies from Loyola Marymount University. In her current role as Community Engagement Manager for the Office of LAUSD Board Vice President Nick Melvoin, Rachel addresses school and community needs by engaging families, students, community stakeholders, principals, teachers, and school support staff. Prior to this, she served as Project Manager for Future of California Elections, a nonpartisan, nonprofit cross-sector network of election officials, civic engagement organizations, and civil rights advocates working together to modernize elections and expand voter participation. While studying at Loyola Marymount University, Rachel worked in the Chicano/Latino Student Services Office where she developed and coordinated multicultural campus events and programs aimed at promoting diversity and inclusiveness. Rachel was born and raised in Los Angeles, and currently resides in Inglewood. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with animal rescue organizations, empowering young women as a MOSTe mentor, and going on adventures with her rescue dog Lola.