Rachel is an educator and interdisciplinary media artist. She is currently an adjunct professor at NYU, and works for Mouse, a youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. As a member of The Illuminator, an artist-activist collective, she stages projection-interventions in public spaces around NYC. Rachel is also an avid cyclist, yogi and wanderer. She has an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College (CUNY).



El cine documental de Patricio Guzmán, Université d'Artois, Arras, France
Mar 2017 - Mar 2017

Presented paper "The Political Power of the Insider Collective Voice: Through the Revolutions of The Battle of Chile and Tongues Untied"

Against Competition / Towards Mutual Aid, Flux Factory / ABC No Rio, Long Island City, NY
Feb 2017 - Feb 2017

Superorganism (00:11:30 interactive dual channel installation)

iArt Show, Hunter College, CUNY, New York City, USA
Dec 2016 - Dec 2016

Unsolicited (interactive installation), collaboration with Noa Ginzburg

International Short Film Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Nov 2016 - Nov 2016

YES I RODE HERE (00:10:00 short documentary film), November 14-20, 2016

International Critical Studies Research Group Conference, University of Brighton, Brighton, England
Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Presented paper "The Power of Tactical Media Collectives"

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival, Portland, USA
Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

YES I RODE HERE (00:10:00 short documentary film), March 3-6, 2016

Bicycle Film Festival, New York City, USA
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

YES I RODE HERE (00:10:00 short documentary film), June 24-28, 2015

Contact Dance International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2013

negative space > positive space (00:06:00 short documentary film), June 13, 2013

Bicycle Film Festival, New York City, USA
Jun 2011 - Jun 2011

My Commuted Commute (00:05:00 short documentary film), June 22-26, 2011


Learning Design Coordinator, Mouse, New York City
Oct 2010 - Present

• Create and deliver school-based technical support activities to elementary, middle and high school-aged students, helping them to build leadership, communication, technical and creative skills
• Design, develop, pilot and lead workshops in leadership, team-building, HTML, CSS, Javascript, networking, troubleshooting, hardware, electronics, circuitry, serious games, green technology, graphic & 3D design, sewable tech and digital portfolios
• Shoot and edit short videos for the website to support the Mouse Create curriculum and programs
• Led the training and mentoring of Design League and Brooklyn College Arts Lab apprentices during the GadgITERATION Summer Camp 2014 program

Member, The Illuminator, New York City
Apr 2014 - Present

• As a collective member, support the realization of public light projections meant to shine a light on
urgent social and political issues of our time.
• Collaborate on administration, creative content production, documentation via photography and video,
projector & generator operation, mapping projections, driving the van and updating social media.
• Present the collective's work and and teach our tactical media processes at various conferences and workshops.

Adjunct Professor, New York University, Manhattan
Jan 2018 - Present

• Facilitate the "Teaching Art in a Digital Age: Media Literacy and Visual Culture" course for K-12 art teachers in training.

Adjunct Professor, Hunter College (CUNY), Manhattan
Aug 2015 - May 2016

• Facilitated "Film in a Digital Age" lab courses, in which students created audio and video projects, and edited in Premiere Pro CC.

Member, Social Choreography Working Group, CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan
Oct 2015 - May 2016

• Shared and discussed members' projects ranging from academic papers to films.

Teaching Artist, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, The Bronx
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014

• Developed and facilitated video production classes at Passages Academy Bronx Hope, a school within the juvenile justice system serving both detention and placement students.
• Designed and led a FCP editing workshop for the GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Video Production Teacher & Editor, Satellite Academy High School, Manhattan
Feb 2013 - Jan 2014

• Developed and facilitated video production classes
• Edited a promotional video from student footage for donor development and student recruitment

Media Educator & Editor, Dance Theatre Etcetera, Queens
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013

• Designed and facilitated two documentary video production classes and an after school video club at the Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability
• Edited a 30-minute short film on climate change and promotional video from student footage

Contributing Writer,
May 2011 - Jul 2012

• Discussed and reviewed music including the Holograms, Sigur Rós, Young Widows and Zola Jesus.

Documentary Instructor, Educational Video Center, Manhattan
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

• Facilitated 1 to 2 documentary video production classes each semester as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy and career skills of at-risk high school students
• Guided students from pre-production through final edits of their self-selected social issue documentaries


Hunter College of the City University of New York
Aug 2014 - Dec 2017

MFA in Integrated Media Arts

Hunter College of the City University of New York
Aug 1999 - May 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Double Major in Film (GPA 3.88) and Political Science (GPA 3.925)

Academic Exchange at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras 1/01-5/01

Katherine E. Duffy Award for academic excellence in the study of political science 5/03

Phi Beta Kappa inducted 3/02