Rachel E. Cooke works at 1Community, an entertainment production and co-finance company using the power of storytelling to drive real-world impact. As the Vice President of Impact, Rachel combines diverse and unconventional tactics through culture and media to achieve social change.
Over the course of her career, Rachel has led several out-of-the-box storytelling strategies for global brands and leading nonprofits. She has played a key role in product launches for McDonald’s USA at a top PR agency; developed successful digital media projects like KIKI’S WITH LOUIS, AMAZE and produced theatrical production of OUT OF SILENCE to reach Millennials and GenZ interested in reproductive and sexual health with Advocates for Youth; and reinvigorated the impact narrative of Khan Academy, an edtech company in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining 1Community, Rachel led executive communications for the Sandberg, Goldberg, Bernthal Family Foundation, better known as LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org which focused on equity for women in the workplace and building resilience through grief.
A native Washingtonian, Rachel is a graduate of The George Washington University and serves on the board of Black Women for Wellness Los Angeles and Advocates for Youth.