Rachel Munzig (she/her) grew up on stolen Chumash land in Southern California, and now lives on the occupied land of the Clackamas and Cascades peoples in Northeast Portland.
She is, among other things, a wife to a wonderful partner; a dogmom to a Paraguayan mutt named Rambo; an aunt to 12 wonderful niblings; a student of anti-racism; a descendant of settler colonialists; a recovering white savior; and an abolitionist.
She loves trees way more than most, and has worked on farms and urban forestry projects as an ISA Certified Arborist.
She has worked for many years with young people of all ages, mostly in afterschool settings and within environmental education programs before diving into the world of Self-Directed Education. She is a trained Agile Learning Facilitator and worked as a Staff Intern at Village Free School, a democratic free school here in Portland.
Part of the Founding Team for Alder Commons, she now works full-time as the Outreach Director where she helps spread the word about the nonprofit, cultivates community partnerships, and supports Members on a daily basis.