Rachel Plattus is Director of Youth and Student Organizing at the New Economy Coalition. She coordinates the Youth and Student Network and works to build community, organizational and funder engagement in the New Economy. Before coming to NEC, she worked as a Health Equity Scholar at the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as an organizer at Occupy Boston. Rachel is active in climate justice work as a member of a Boston-based organizing collective, Simorgh, and hopes that today’s social movements will be places where lots of people want to bring their friends. Through popular education, intersectional organizing and good facilitation, she hopes to grow communities to embrace and protect what is left of our planet and to build resilience in the face of environmental and economic transformation. Someday she would like to be a heron or a whale. Rachel lives in Jamaica Plain, MA.