Rachel Locke, MPH, CPH, is a Program Associate at the de Beaumont Foundation. She manages grants across de Beaumont’s portfolios and assesses the impact of the Foundation’s programs. Before starting her current role, she completed the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Philanthropy Fellowship at the Foundation.
Rachel previously was the Health and Science Node Coordinator for the Cancer Free Economy Network. In this role, she researched health and scientific impact data about environmental carcinogenesis and worked with health professional and cancer organizations on cancer prevention initiatives that focused on decreasing exposures to toxic chemicals in our society. She also worked as a graduate intern for the Big Cities Health Coalition, expanding the Big Cities Health Inventory and producing content for policy pages.
Rachel graduated from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Environmental Health Department with a Certificate in Toxicology. While in graduate school, Rachel held internships at the offices of Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, managing constituent casework and communications for residents of New York. Prior to graduate school, Rachel was the program assistant at the Children’s Environmental Health Network, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.
She earned her BA from the University of Virginia in Public Policy and Leadership (through the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy) and Environmental Thought and Practice.