Manager of Organizing and Development
Rachel Plattus is Manager of Organizing and Development at the New Economics Institute. She coordinates the Campus Network program and works to build community and funder engagement in the New Economy Movement. Rachel comes to NEI with extensive experience in community organizing, electoral politics, local government, and mass movement activism. Since moving to Boston in 2010, she has worked as a Health Equity Scholar at the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as an organizer for Occupy Boston, where she was involved in helping to craft and disseminate media, facilitating General Assemblies, mediating and resolving conflict, and engaging in other community organizing and movement-building work. Rachel continues to engage in climate and economic justice activism in the Boston area with her affinity group and hopes that today’s social movements will become places where lots of people want to bring their friends. Through collaboration, movement building, and popular education, she hopes to inspire communities to embrace and protect what is left of our planet and to build resilience in the face of environmental and economic transformation. Her interests include dancing, the ocean (and particularly the herons and whales that live there), disaster preparedness and collaborative resilience, and social movements and populareducation as levers for environmental, social, and economic justice.