Our workshops, classes, and one-on-one consultations teach professionals and families how each and every child comes to exists and how they become part of their family(ies). Equally. With a deeper, more complex understanding, professionals will be better able to better serve their clients, and adults will be better able to educate their kids. Together, we'll make the conversation more interesting, more truthful, and more empowering.

Teaching Engagements


The International School (TIS)

February 16, 2018

Rachel teams up with educator Heidi Evans to provide Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Training to teachers, staff, and parents of Portland's International School. It's a school well-versed in ethnic, racial and cultural diversity. But what about diversity of family experiences? This spring, we hope to open the school's eyes to a new way of looking at how kids become kids in their families. 

This training is closed to the TIS community.
To schedule your own learning opportunities, please be in touch.


Brains & Brews

November 14th and 29th, 2017
Come join us for a discussion about how ALL families are made.

Today, we send sperm in the mail, freeze eggs and donate embryos. It's time to update how we talk about human reproduction. Sure, we'll talk about sex, but we'll also discuss insemination, in vitro fertilization, donors, surrogates and how these methods help us make many different kinds of families.

Rachel's Teaching Experience

  • Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention Education: Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette, Portland, OR
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Education: American Social Health Association (ASHA), Durham, NC
  • Adolescent Health Mentor: Community Health and Advancement Program, Seattle, WA
  • Teen Sexual Health Educator, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
  • Teaching Assistant, UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle WA