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Professional Bio:

Rachel Fox is an experienced field organizer and fierce advocate for global development. Currently, she is a Legal Assistant at Helen Tarokic Law PLLC.  Here she manages all aspects of client files; including, updating Law Logix, scanning, copying, and mailing documents. She also works on special immigration cases, including I-601A waiver cases, National Interest Waiver cases, and special projects for the staff. She designs and leads training sessions in law office administration and organization as well as, assists with the AILA National Day of Action, to push for immigration reform in Washington, D.C.

In addition to working in the law office, she offers her services as an independent consultant providing strategic guidance, trainings and outreach services to help organizations reach new audiences, influence policy and change the world. Rachel is a proven grassroots trainer and organizer with a specialty in building unique diverse coalitions to address the issues of extreme poverty and global health.

Previously, Rachel served as a Congressional District Leader for the NC-7 district for the ONE Campaign, a global advocacy organization co-founded by Bono and others to eradicate poverty and extreme disease in sub-Saharan Africa.  While at ONE, Rachel led the charge on childhood vaccines and the funding of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations, securing the support of Senator Richard Burr — the only Republican to support full funding for the 2011 replenishment meeting.  Additionally, she has organized numerous community events,  in-district meetings and trained constituents on the art of a grassroots lobbying meeting.  Rachel’s efforts have led to increased support both locally and on Capitol Hill for increased funding for foreign assistance and programs such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), GAVI, food security and education.

Rachel was a founding member of the ONE Moms Advisory Council and participated in the first ONE Mom’s trip to Kenya in July 2011, and featured as ABC World News ‘Persons of the Week’.  Additionally, Rachel has been featured on Good Morning America, PBS, and in print publications such as WILMA, Lumina News, and Wilmington Star-News. In recognition of her efforts, Rachel was invited to the White House to discuss moms and organizing with Dr. Jill Biden.  A frequent speaker, Rachel has served as keynote speaker at UNA Breakfast, Oxfam Hunger Banquet, and guest speaker at UNCW School of Social Work, School of International Affairs, and School of Anthropology.  Locally, Rachel is a honorary board member of the UNA-USA Coastal Carolina Chapter, serves as Secretary for the NC USNC-UN Women Board, Vice President for the Wilmington region of UN Women, chairs the committee for the UN Women Walk to End Violence Against Women and Girls, and is a current board member of One Way Out Kenya.  Her writing has been published on the ONE Blog, ABC Million Moms Challenge Blog, Carolina for Kibera Annual Report, UNA-USA Coastal Carolina Newsletter, and the in the Wilmington Star-News.  Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and is currently a student in the Master’s of Public Education program at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

 

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