Rachel McMonagle has over eight years of experience advancing climate resilience efforts with a social justice focus through nonprofit and U.S. government initiatives. As the Climate Change and Land Tenure Specialist at Landesa, Rachel promotes secure land tenure as a driver for poverty reduction and climate mitigation and adaptation. She advances land tenure as climate mitigation and adaptation strategy through advocacy work on global UN frameworks, policy reform at the national level, and local interventions coordinated with Landesa colleagues in China, India, Liberia, Myanmar, and Tanzania. Prior to Landesa, she developed the strategic vision and inaugural objectives of the Center for Climate, Health, and Equity at the American Public Health Association. She has also advanced climate resilience and participatory science efforts at a variety of NGOs and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thanks to a Fulbright grant and other research opportunities, Rachel has professional experience working on climate-smart agriculture and sustainable land management efforts in Costa Rica, Italy, Ukraine, and Zambia. She holds a Master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of the Environment and a B.A. in environmental studies from Oberlin College. Rachel lives in Seattle, Washington in the United States.