Rachel Marcuse

Rachel Marcuse is currently a Masters candidate in Organizational Change Management at Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City. She was previously the Executive Director of the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), a major municipal political party in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rachel has successfully managed election campaigns at the municipaland provincial level and was one of the youngest campaign managers in Vancouver history.  In 2006 and 2007, she worked at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, where she managed operations and a 400-person volunteer program for the largest theatre festival in British Columbia. In addition to her work as a manager, she has nearly ten years of facilitation experience — both freelance and on staff for PeerNet BC and YouthNet Vancouver/Montreal — programming and delivering workshops on facilitation skills, strategic planning, youth engagement, anti-oppression and more for organizations as diverse as the Dialogue Program at Simon Fraser University, the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition and the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development. In 2007, Rachel spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working in communications and development for La Base, an NGO which gives micro-credit loans to worker cooperatives. Rachel graduated with a BA Hon in sociology from McGill University, where she coordinated an orientation and facilitationtraining program, and expects to graduate from The New School in December, 2012.