Program Manager, NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program
Rachel Botos is interested in what makes social impact organizations successful and passionate about strengthening the strategies and leaders that catalyze their success. As Program Manager with the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program, she works with students across NYU to turn their visions for social change into reality. She manages the Changemaker Challenge (CmC) and NYU/D-Prize Social Venture Competition, plans and executes events, and assists with program operations and strategy.
Rachel joined the team at the NYU Social Entrepreneurship 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 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.