Rachel Pak

Program Assistant, Human Rights

Rachel supports the planning and implementation of programs related to the Voices Against Violence Initiative, which provides urgent assistance to survivors of gender-based violence and leads specialized capacity-building trainings on GBV.

Name three inspiring women you’ve met in your own life
Rachel Lloyd (founder of GEMS), Archi Pyati (Director of Public Policy at the Tahirih Justice Center), Irene Kim (my friend and mentor)


Where’s the best place you’ve traveled to?
Tilcara, Jujuy Province of Argentina


What makes a great leader?
The ability to listen before speaking


You’re hosting a small dinner and have seats for three famous people, who are they?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Emma Stone, and Trevor Noah


What inspired you to work at Vital Voices, and what do you love about your job here?
I was inspired by Vital Voices’ leading work to address gender-based violence and support leaders and organizations around the world who are at the forefront of this movement.