Rachel Hynes

Rachel Hynes

Vice President, Operations

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Rachel is passionate about creating systems that enable individuals and organizations to thrive. She has committed her career to creating more just and resilient communities, whether at large nonprofits, city government, or start-up companies. Prior to joining the institute, she worked at Future of Fish and Flip Labs, helping to oversee the expansion of programs and separation of the non-profit and LLC entities.

Rachel deeply believes in the power of nonprofits to incubate the radical ideas our world needs and brings a business lens on how to scale and make them profitable. She did her undergraduate studies in International Political Economy and Economics at the University of Puget Sound, received her MBA from Pinchot University and is both an Environmental Leadership Program Senior Fellow and Starting Bloc Fellow.

Though she originally hails from the East Coast, she has happily found a home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she can sometimes be found foraging for her dinner.