Rachel Farahbakhsh

With over 10 years experience teaching entrepreneurship, nutrition, horticulture, mentorship, and leadership to high school students, Rachel continues a history of nurturing youth and young adults to become agents for change in their communities. A service-oriented organizer, her master's degree in Capacity Development from the University of Guelph led her to manage the non-governmental organization, The Julien Project, dedicated to leadership and urban horticultural skill development among marginalized youth. She has over a decade of experience conducting workshops and conferences for youth on empowerment and is a founder of Metro Youth for Global Unity, which created the World Peace Pavilion, inaugurated by G7 foreign ministers in 1995. Rachel lives on a sustainable farm in Costa Rica and works with Coopecacao Afro to develop programs for young women.