Rachel Powers is a proud St. Louis native and has spent her career elevating the voices of communities to recognize and actualize their power to make change. In her previous role, she served as Communications Manager for Noble Schools in Chicago, Illinois. There, she managed external and internal communications, public and media relations, social media, and brand management for the organization’s 17 high schools and one middle school. Rachel also served as Dean of Students at Muchin College Prep, where she guided high school students to their goals through academic and social-emotional counseling; and led strategic partnership development to enhance learning outside of the classroom. Previous to working in Chicago, Rachel was a Consultant at Vector Communications in St. Louis, where she galvanized communities to address public policy issues in Missouri and Illinois. In this role, she managed marketing, public relations, community, and stakeholder engagement in the areas of health and human services, transit, transportation, and education. Rachel serves on the board of JADASA, a local non-profit, serving women and children victims of domestic violence. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in social and economic development and management, from Washington University in St. Louis.


Email Rachel: rpowers@theopportunitytrust.org