Rachel Hurtado

BSW, University of Oklahoma
MSW, Washington University in St. Louis

Rachel Hurtado joined ACD in 2023 as the community collaborations associate. She supports efforts to build people power in St. Louis, including the We the Tenants, Peoples Plan, and Defund. Reenvision. Transform. campaigns. Originally from Oklahoma, Rachel moved to St. Louis to earn her MSW and fell in love with the city. She has a background in local policy work and community organizing on a range of issues, including immigration, housing, enviro justice, and sex worker rights. Rachel is passionate about harm reduction, abolitionist organizing, and building community through collective care practices.

Fun/personal fact:

On the weekends, find me walking around the Forest Park Fish Hatchery, chowing down at the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market, or shooting darts at a South City dive bar.

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