Rachel Carrillo joined the U.S.-U.A.E Business Council as a Director in February of 2022.
Previously, Rachel worked at Chemonics International, where she supported a USAID water governance project in Jordan. Prior to that, she was Center Coordinator at The Fares Center, where she managed regionally-focused events and student research for The Fletcher School. Rachel was previously a Fulbright grantee to Morocco, then worked as Project Manager for a CDC public health initiative implemented in the Moroccan Ministries of Health and Interior. She has also served as a graduate intern in the Political Section of U.S. Embassy Rabat, where she focused on the human rights and religious freedom portfolios. In addition to Fulbright, Rachel has been awarded the Gilman Scholarship for study in Morocco and the Boren Fellowship for study in Oman.
Rachel holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Rachel enjoys learning different dialects of Arabic, and is currently continuing her language studies as a scholarship awardee at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.