Rachel Brustein joins JCLP after spending four years in her hometown of Chicago working in a variety of settings, including youth development, Jewish education, babysitting, and the mortgage industry. She also spent time organizing with IfNotNow and the Sunrise Movement, and serving as a Leadership Fellow with Mishkan Chicago. In 2016-2017, Rachel participated in Avodah in Washington, DC, where she worked at Interfaith Power & Light, organizing faith communities to take action on climate change. Rachel graduated from Goucher College in 2016 with a B.A. in sociology; at Goucher, Rachel was the Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, and wrote her senior paper on feminist interpretations
of mikvah rituals. She is excited to be in school again and will be studying Research and Program Evaluation.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106