Rachel Flynn

Manager, Global Network

Rachel manages Omidyar Network’s global network activities, coordinating efforts that leverage the firm’s diverse network and amplify the impact of its partner organizations. In this role Rachel helps drive and support network-building infrastructure, peer-learning opportunities, and strategic collaborations across all the firm’s initiatives.

Prior to joining Omiydar Network in 2012, Rachel was a regional coordinator with International Medical Corps where she was responsible for a $40 million emergency relief, health, and development program portfolio in central and West Africa. Rachel began her career at the Brookings Institution where she managed a series of public and foreign policy seminars for government and private sector executives with the Brookings Center for Executive Education. She subsequently transitioned to a role with the Brookings Global Economy and Development program. Rachel has also worked as a consultant writing grant proposals, developing monitoring and evaluation tools, facilitating trainings, and creating community development programs in Haiti, Zambia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC.

Rachel earned an MA in international development studies from the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. She completed her master's fieldwork and capstone project on women's financial literacy and empowerment in rural Zambia and was a student member of the international development studies steering committee. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in history and Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies.