Digital Communications Manager
As the Digital Communications Manager for First Nations, Rachelle develops and manages First Nations’ social media strategy and website content, including videos, graphics, and copy. From short-form storytelling to podcasts, she highlights and elevates First Nations’ brand. With over 10 years of experience in communications, media relations, and advocacy for nonprofits and the public sector, Rachelle joined First Nations in October 2021.
Rachelle also volunteers as Save The Children Action Network’s Communications Lead for Colorado. She contributed to SCAN-CO’s communications strategies as part of a statewide coalition to secure state funding of $185 million. Recently, she created a public relations innovation focused on elevating social issues and co-founded a charter school in Denver. She is also a journalist who reports on Indigenous language revitalization and climate change.
Her expertise in indigenous language revitalization began when she returned to her homeland—Diné Bikeyah, (the Navajo Nation) to raise her children and support them as they learned their Diné language at a Diné language revitalization school. She went on to earn her M.S. in communications at Syracuse University in 2018, after years of elevating Indigenous human rights and civil rights. When she’s not writing, researching, or creating partnerships, she spends her time hiking or skiing in the Rocky Mountains, stargazing abroad, or mapping out the next nearby destination to enjoy another fresh cup of hot chocolate with a majestic view.