Rachel Borgatti

Development Officer

Rachel has over 25 years of experience supporting science and place-based programs, from studying mangrove trees as a research technician with the Smithsonian Institution to managing international corporate sustainability programs to serving as Executive Director of hyperlocal nonprofits supporting economic development, diversity, and sustainability. She is passionate about science, art, and everything local and place-based. To that end, she volunteers as an Essex Heritage Commissioner, and a Girl Scout troop leader, and serves on several local committees and boards. Rachel is a proud first-generation college graduate with a science undergraduate degree from Antioch College in Yellow Spring, Ohio, a Master’s in Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. She lives in Salem, MA, and spends much of her time at home trying to keep up with her garden and her two sporty theater kids.