Rachel Wallace is the Director of Outreach & Engagement at the humanitarian aid agency, IsraAID. To engage U.S. audiences in IsraAID’s global work, she has overseen and facilitated interactive programming for over 25,000 individuals per year, including refugee programming, disaster response simulations, and self-care sessions. Rachel is a consummate public speaker, representing IsraAID to many audiences, including faith-based, government, diplomatic, and university audiences. She also directed IsraAID’s university Humanitarian Fellowship. In her previous role, Rachel directed the American Jewish Committee LA’s young professional leadership, empowering young leaders to foster relations with LA’s diplomatic corps, diverse faith and ethnic communities, and elected officials. She spearheaded advocacy programs with General Consuls from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In preparation for these programs, she held trainings for young leaders on diplomatic etiquette, advocacy, and on various nations’ politics and foreign policy. Rachel significantly expanded the young professional leadership network and led the formation of a new board. Prior to AJC, she was a Staff Leader on an academic gap-year program, helping to lead her students to 12 countries exploring interfaith relations, politics, and culture. Outside her professional role, Rachel chairs a Women, Peace & Security Channel to elevate women’s involvement, expertise, and leadership in diplomacy and peace building. Moreover, she is active in interfaith relations, primarily Muslim-Jewish, both on local and global levels. She has presented to several audiences the importance of young professional involvement in interfaith relations, including IVLP State Department delegates. She is a UCSC Phi Beta Kappa graduate and studied both Law and Psychology.