Rachel works in our Cities team, focused on facilitating policy shifts and embedding net zero emissions pathways in key urban sectors including transport and infrastructure. She works on projects to accelerate transport sector emission reductions in Australia. Rachel brings a passion for climate action along with a practical understanding of how our cities, in particular the transport network, function and the policy implications for reaching net zero emissions in the transport sector.
Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Rachel worked at Friends of the Earth Melbourne. She established the Sustainable Cities campaign to build positive change for sustainable transport in Melbourne. Rachel previously worked for the peak advocacy group for bike riders in Canberra. Her interest in climate solutions began when volunteering with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, including representing the youth delegation to the COP21 Paris climate talks in 2015.
Rachel is currently completing a Masters of Urban Planning at RMIT, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the Australian National University.