NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship
Rachel Botos is passionate about building and strengthening communities of changemakers, supporting those leaders to turn their visions for social impact into reality. As Program Manager with the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, she is responsible for managing the Changemaker Challenge (CmC) and NYU Reynolds/D-Prize Social Venture Competition, working with students to create social impact organizations that tackle issues they are passionate about.
Rachel joined the team at the NYU Reynolds Program as Program Coordinator in 2011. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant with the sponsorship department to prepare for and execute the Clinton Global Initiative 2011 Annual Meeting. During her undergraduate career, Rachel interned in several political offices and nonprofit organizations, including the William J. Clinton Foundation, then-Senator Kerry's office, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign. She has also spent significant time volunteering with political campaigns, AIDS Walk New York, and as a leader with Global Brigades at NYU conducting public health, medical, and dental work in rural communities of Honduras.
Rachel holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from NYU Wagner and a bachelor's degree in Media, Culture, and Communications from NYU Steinhardt. Her academic career has focused on organizational management, operations and service design, political and cultural discourse, and how to be successful in public service work.