Program Consultant + Research Assistant
EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s
Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rachel Goossen settled on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)people in 2016 to pursue graduate studies at the University of British Columbia. Originally from Winnipeg and having worked as an educator in K-12 schools in the United States and China, Rachel brings a diversity of experiences to her work and life. She is driven by a sense of justice and calling to ‘do good work’ in this world. Rachel has focused her career in childhood well-being research and program management, particularly in the areas of refugee resettlement and social-emotional learning. She is passionate about building authentic partnerships with communities, organizations, and individuals which holistically support children in and out of formal learning environments. Rachel is developing her career as an independent consultant and freelancer, pursuing projects that align with her values of humility, awareness, honesty, and love.