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Staff Profile


Rachael Smith
Legal Assistant
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Rachael joined GLAD in February of 2016. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2015 with a B.A. in Politics and Theatre Arts. While in college, Rachael held an internship in GLAD’s Public Affairs & Education department and a self-designed internship in collaboration with the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Point Foundation. She was awarded a four year Point Foundation scholarship and served as a class officer for three years, her final two as Vice President. During her senior year, she also served on the college’s New Student Orientation Board and worked in the Office of Admission. Rachael’s senior honors thesis analyzed the structures of and strategies employed by two different grassroots organizations during the beginning of the HIV Crisis. She has bicycled across the entire continental twice to benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Rachael is thrilled to be at GLAD, an organization whose work she has admired since high school.