Rachel D. Latimore
Rachel D.’s work centers on building a Fellow community and culture that is deeply collaborative, inclusive, and equitable for nearly 1,000 global Fellows across 86 countries at Echoing Green.
A passionate and visionary leader, Rachel D. is deeply committed to driving innovation and impact towards the goal of sustainability throughout global communities. In both her professional and academic careers, she has centered her research and practice around leadership and social impact through a DEI, racial equity, and social justice lens.
Rachel D. has dedicated the breadth of her career to advancing social justice and economic empowerment for black, brown, and indigenous communities across the globe. She has over a decade of experience in the field of community development, social entrepreneurship, and finding talent in the pursuit of innovative solutions to global and domestic challenges and centers her work around advancing equitable support to proximate leaders in marginalized communities.
For six years, she served as a former Goodwill Ambassador to the Republic of the Gambia where she worked with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Youth & Sports to engage key stakeholders in building capacity in leadership development, education, health, and social innovation.
She paired her field experience and expertise in communities of practice, community-building, leadership development, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and impact investing with advanced education, obtaining an Executive Masters in Public Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
Rachel D. now leads the design and programmatic strategy work for building a deeply collaborative and equitable community and culture of nearly 1,000 global Fellows across 86 countries at Echoing Green, a social innovation fund and leader in the social impact space for over 30 years.
She is currently a Social Sector Leadership Development Fellow and doctoral student at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development pursuing an EdD in Leadership and Innovation where she is focusing her problem of practice and dissertation work on advancing social impact by creating a framework that centers racial, cultural, and geographical equity to support social innovation leaders.