Rachel Moriarty is the Director of Operations at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. She manages the organization so it can effectively house both its national and local programs. She helps implement the Schumacher Center’s practical applications of new economic thinking in the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts as the Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc. and the administrative assistant to the Berkshire Community Land Trust. Born and raised in the Berkshires, her connections with local people and knowledge of local institutions provide a cultural context for establishing meaningful connections and effecting systemic change in the region.
Rachel Moriarty received her B.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a concentration in community organizing. Rachel serves on the boards of the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire and Berkshire Agricultural Ventures. In 2019, she was named “Local Economy Booster” by the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and was selected as a finalist in the “Under 40 Changemaker” category of the 1Berkshire Trendsetter Awards.