Full Name
Rachel Leonidas
Job Title
Director of Communications
Speaker Bio
Rachel Leonidas is a marketing and advancement professional, with a decade of experience in elevating brands, engaging donors, and managing programs for non-profit organizations on a range of issues to include closing the achievement gap to addressing food insecurity in school-age children.

Prior to Proinspire, Rachel has spent six years impacting education in the public charter school sector with a career highlight of helping to establish Washington DC’s first school-based My Brother’s Keeper program at Paul Public Charter School.

In 2016, Rachel directed her experience to raise awareness and resources, to help families still rebuilding from the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Her campaign resulted in over seven successful impact trips rendering medical support and establishing a sustainable food ecosystem for nearing schools in the remote regions of Les Cayes, Haiti. In 2019, Rachel moved to southern Africa and spent a year living and working on similar projects in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Communication and Public Affairs from Columbus State and Bowie State University respectively. Rachel is an educator who teaches interpersonal, intercultural, and public speaking courses to first-generation college students.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Rachel grew up in a bustling household with eight siblings. She is a proud Haitian-American whose humble upbringing keeps her grounded and committed to the work of accelerating equity.
Rachel Leonidas