United States of America

Rachel Barfield

Rachel Barfield is an environmental educator and science communicator from Washington, DC USA. She grew up in a military household, traveling around the world and falling in love with wild spaces. Since graduating with her degree in Biology, she has been working in the environmental non-profit field as a researcher, naturalist, and educator. In 2018 she and her partner founded an environmental education organization in Beijing, China, BeijingFieldStudies.org where she served as the Director of Education in an effort to spread environmental appreciation, literacy, and conservation in the highly urbanized area. She is currently serving as the Education Specialist for the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society where she designs and brings dynamic science programming to underserved communities in the county. She has a passion for the natural world and social justice. She completed her Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics course with Earth Charter in December 2019 and has been inspired by the ambitious goals for the future as well as the international community.  She is looking forward to serving as an Earth Charter Young Leader and expanding her understanding of global environmental solutions, as well as creating digestible science communication content.