Director of Partnerships, Health, Safety, & Security
Rachel Helwig comes to Amizade with more than 15 years of experience in the field of international education. Originally from South Carolina, she studied abroad at the University of Ghana as an undergraduate and has had the privilege to spend time in many other countries through graduate school and her work in global education. She was the first in her family to travel outside of the United States – and the ways in which her own global experiences impacted her family and their worldview (and willingness to explore new places and ideas) play a strong role in her interest in creating accessible global education experiences. Rachel earned a Master’s in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she enjoys local baked goods regularly!