Rachel Bowers

Project Manager: Youth Engagement

Rachel was born and raised outside of Baltimore. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Environmental Health, Rachel took an interest in environmental justice and urban forestry. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she worked for three years in East Baltimore coordinating projects that educated youth about gardening and the environment. While doing that work, she enjoyed building relationships with her students and seeing how they responded to outdoor environments. At Grounded, she is excited to be a part of an organization that creates access to green spaces for communities across Allegheny County.

In her free time, Rachel is happiest when spending time with her friends and family. She also loves to cook and to spend time outdoors–hiking, biking, camping, gardening, or having picnics.