Rachel Jones joined the Cancer Research Institute as the assistant to the director of strategic initiatives in 2020. In this role, she helps foster corporate engagement, partnerships, and new strategic programming. She works closely with the CRI Associate Board and collaborates on strategy, fundraising, and programming for the CRI Answer to Cancer Patient Education Program and Cancer Immunotherapy Month.
Prior to working at CRI, Rachel served as the Associate Program Director for Girl Security, a nonprofit organization increasing the representation of women in national security by building a pipeline for girls and young women through learning, training, and mentoring support. In addition, Rachel has worked at BJC, a Baptist-rooted nonprofit dedicated to protecting religious freedom for all, and at RJI, an anti-human trafficking nonprofit devoted to education and advocacy.
Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from the University of Virginia. Prior to undergraduate studies, Rachel conducted research in at the University of Richmond winning multiple scientific awards for her research in biochemistry. In her spare time, Rachel can be found attending performing art events, photographing her adventures, and spending time with friends and family.
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