Rachel Rybaczuk is a first-generation American whose experience growing up poor in racially diverse neighborhoods was put in stark contrast to her first-gen college experience at a predominantly white liberal arts college where she realized race and class are some of the guiding forces of inequality. This experience catalyzed her dedication to economic and racial justice organizing. Rachel has been a longtime community organizer in western Massachusetts fighting for affordable housing, supporting undocumented workers, engaging community members about social justice issues, and fundraising for a grassroots organization stopping foreclosures. After many years as a senior trainer, she recently became interim executive director for Class Action – one of her numerous part-time jobs including admin work, teaching, and housecleaning as she slowly works toward a PhD in the Department of Sociology at UMass-Amherst. Her continued working class hustle inspires her vision for economic and racial justice for all people. Read more about Rachel here.