Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager / Human Resources
Rachel has been active in Woodard & Curran’s Diversity & Inclusion program since 2015 and was appointed Advisory Committee Chair in 2017. Prior to her current role, Rachel served Woodard & Curran’s municipal and institutional water infrastructure clients for more than 15 years. Her experience building her career at Woodard & Curran makes her uniquely qualified to develop D&I programs and plans that improve a culture of equity and inclusion for staff members at all stages of their careers. As Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Manager, Rachel drives Woodard & Curran’s D&I strategy, partnering with leadership to develop and implement plans, programs, and metrics that successfully attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce.
Working as an engineer in consulting for 20+ years has given me a unique understanding of how a thriving culture feels in our industry. Additionally, growing up in a transracial family has fostered a deep connection with diversity, equity and inclusion. I believe that everyone has an important story to share and I love that I can apply my career and life experiences to enrich the workplace for all employees at Woodard & Curran.