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Intersect people + technology to increase impact.

  • Innovate. Educate. Connect. Inspire.


Pitches & Presentations


Tech Events Attended


Tech Classes Taught


Countries Explored


  • Partnership Building
    Outreach & Speaking
    Teaching Tech
    Digital Storytelling
    Maps & Mentoring

Snap Shot

  • I've been in the tech scene since 2002. I currently teach an online digital storytelling/location analytics class for Penn State, am Creative Director and Editor for a company I launched (GeoPivot Magazine), lead a community organization (Emerging GIS Leaders) and am a Certified GIS Professional.



University of Michigan

Master of Science – Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science – Environmental Geology

Bachelor of Science – Spanish

Penn State

Graduate Certificate – Geographic Information Systems


Professional Certificate – Change Leadership

Continuing Education Courses


Development Communications

Innovation in Education through Social Entrepreneurship


Marketing Innovation

Creating Demand: Driving Growth Using Traditional, Social and Viral Marketing

University of California Los Angeles

Relationship Marketing

New Business Development – Pitching the Perfect Presentation

Successful Grant Proposals

Personal Branding Bootcamp

Sound Bytes

National Geographic Society

Rachel created a truly engaging and inspiring series of interviews and articles to celebrate Geography Awareness Week. The site looks beautiful and she couldn’t have been easier to work with. Please consider both Rachel and GeoPivot as highly recommended partners.
Justine Kendall, Education Programs Project Manager

The World Bank

I was very impressed when I heard Rachel present at The World Bank Innovation Governance and OpenGov Hub Ideation Workshop. She is passionate about geospatial technology and is a great liaison between different organizations and institutes.

Qiyang Xu, Geospatial Consultant

Georgia Tech + Spatial Plexus

Your keynote was refreshing, fantastic, clear about the issues and inspiring with the tangible and real solutions you offered!! I’m so glad you were a part of Spatial Plexus this year.

Danielle Ayan, GISP, Program Director of GIS


Rachel has demonstrated a unique ability to bridge cultures and create alignment amongst a wide variety of teams with different goals and values. Her approach to building and maintaining relationships with a global network of geospatial professionals has successfully resulted in knowledge transfer, collaboration and partnerships.

Peter Eredics, Forestry Industry Marketing Manager


  • I live in the heart of tech town - Silicon Beach, Los Angeles. I love being a part of the start-up community and attending the endless array of tech meetups, hackathons and networking events.

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