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Rachel Moriarty is the Schumacher Center's Director of Operations. A Berkshire County native, her knowledge of the area and personal experience with BerkShares is allowing her to work to increase circulation locally and engage the community around the opportunities for economic resiliency in Berkshire County. Rachel also works with other Schumacher Center on-the-ground economic models, including the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires locally and the Cuba-U.S. Agroecology Network internationally.
Rachel graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2014 with a B.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming through the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, with a concentration in community organizing and food policy. She returned to the Berkshires after graduating, inspired to reconnect with the community in which she was raised. Committed to making the Berkshires a vibrant place for culture and commerce for all ages, she connected strongly with the Schumacher Center's Community Supported Industry model and its focus on supporting young entrepreneurs in the Berkshires. Prior to her work at the Schumacher Center, she worked with local non-profit organizations Greenagers and Berkshire Grown.