Rachel Carroll Rivas, Vice Chair

Rachel Carroll Rivas is the Co-Executive Director of the Montana Human Rights Network. Rachel has worked to expose the anti-democratic white nationalist forces and organize communities to respond to hate activity for over a decade. She has supported rural community organizing and research across the West, training hundreds of activists, academics and community leaders in cross-issue movement building and analysis.  She has served on the boards of Montana Conservation Voters and Big Sky Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and she has helped manage six successful political races in Montana. Rachel loves spending time dancing, hiking and playing with her children and her husband, Diego, who works on clean energy policy. Rachel was raised in Central Montana by parents who were public servants and instilled in her a strong moral compass and the value of community engagement from an early age. Rachel’s collegiate studies were at North Dakota State, University of Montana, Illinois State and Utah State University. Rachel is the parent of two Jefferson students and she hopes to help JPC raise funds and involve parents to make Jefferson school a welcoming community where all students thrive.