Rachel Gonzales-Vernon is the Operations Director. As Operations Director, Rachel oversees human resources, administration, technology, and the fiscal sponsorship program at CPA, making sure that the foundation is strong so CPA can achieve effective and powerful impact. Prior to working at CPA, Rachel served a variety of roles in development, operations, and programs within many organizations and movements.
Rachel is of Yaqui, Apache, Mexican and White descent. Her political development began growing up in a biracial family passionate about social justice within predominantly white Colorado. Rachel continued to build her vision and skills while organizing at Stanford with Stanford Labor Action Coalition and the Stanford American Indian Organization.
She is passionate about creating strong and capable organizations and groups, enabling us to create more powerful change.