Rachel Urban Shipley

Rachel was born in Madison, Wisconsin and moved to Ottawa when she was seven. She was raised Quaker which was her entry into activism because of the community's progressive history. 

Rachel graduated from the University of Waterloo with a peace and conflict studies degree, with minors in music and psych. She is now working part-time at causeway foundation, volunteering at Shawnjeagamik drop in centre and Ten Thousand Villages AND taking a fundraising course at Algonquin.

Being an activist, Rachel’s interests include intersectional feminism, LGBTQIAP issues, Indigenous rights, disability rights and way too much more to list. Rachel has also worked and volunteered with organizations like the Canadian Friends Service Committee, KAIROS Canada, Project Ploughshares, and the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

After all of that, in her free time, Rachel likes to knit, go swing dancing and sing.