Rachel Ingal

Program Assistant, Leadership and Global Activation

Rachel is a Program Assistant on the Leadership and Global Activation Team.  In this role, she supports the VV100 Program and the Verizon partnership in their efforts to identify exemplary women leaders and build their capacity to enact their visions.

Prior to her role at Vital Voices, Rachel was an intern at the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, where she focused on programs for girls’ education and efforts surrounding women’s economic empowerment. She has also concentrated on issues that women refugees face in her role at Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus, Ohio, as well as in her research with resettlement agencies in Valencia, Spain. Additionally, she served as the Student Body President at the University of Notre Dame, where she prioritized mentorship for women leaders and gender equity advocacy efforts in the community, and she wrote an honors thesis on the importance of amplifying adolescent girls’ political ambitions. She received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

What are five things people could ask you about?

Taylor Swift, political podcasts, my Pinterest boards, girls’ education, and romantic comedies