Rachel is an artist and organiser whose background is in audio engineering and vfx compositing. Over the past 15+ years she’s lived in and organized social justice and tech communities and events big and small. Some of the highlights: Stone Soup Cooperative Chicago, Food Not Bombs, OpenTechSchool, Hackership and School of MA. She feels compelled to help bring these two worlds together and make the tech world less daunting and more diverse, inclusive, thoughtful and fun.

Rachel's biggest desire is to see people living the lives they dream of living rather than the one they feel they ought to. If that dream life is more artistic, creative, socially-engaged, technology-embracing and connects humans to each other and to themselves, well, all the better.

School of Machines, Making & Make Believe is a uniquely curated School born in Berlin, Germany in 2014, keen on inventing one-of-a-kind hands-on learning experiences in the field of Art, Technology and Design.