Rachel Hart joined the Open Society Foundations Office of Communications in January 2008. Based in New York, she amplifies the work of the network and its grantees through media outreach, publications, and web initiatives.
In her role as associate director, Hart helps manage the department, plan the Foundations’ overall communications strategy, and improve internal communications. She also trains staff throughout the network and at grantee organizations on developing strategic communications plans, working with journalists, and making open society issues accessible to a broad range of audiences.
Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union as part of the team coordinating the ACLU's communications efforts around reproductive rights.