NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship
Rachel Botos joined the NYU Reynolds Program as Program Coordinator in November 2011. Prior to joining the Reynolds team, Rachel worked at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the William J. Clinton Foundation. During that time, she served as a press and speechwriting intern at the Foundation and as a consultant with the sponsorship department at CGI. While there, Rachel managed the invitation and registration process for ten programmed “topic dinners” during the 2011 Annual Meeting and assisted during the three-day gathering of heads of state, business, and non- profit leaders.
Rachel has devoted significant time to volunteering with political campaigns, AIDS Walk New York, and as a leader in Global Brigades at NYU. Global Brigades (GB) is the largest student-run health and sustainable development organization in the world with several hundred university chapters. Rachel has traveled to Honduras five times with GB, as a volunteer with Medical Brigades and Public Health Brigades, and as founding president on two trips with Global Dental Brigades. Those brigades treated close to 10,000 patients in rural communities, in addition to building eco- stoves, hygiene stations, and cement floors in community homes.
Rachel is currently pursuing her MPA at NYU Wagner, studying Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy. She graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Media, Culture, and Communications focused on policy, discourse, and public service work. Rachel held several political internships during her undergraduate career in Senator John Kerry's Boston and DC offices, with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's 2010 campaign, and in Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's New York City office.