Rachel is the Deputy Director and Director of Academic Programs at Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Southern Cross University. She has worked for many years in the higher education sector and in other diverse tertiary and community educational contexts.
Rachel has a deep commitment to working with people across all sectors of the community – in supporting relationship building and sustainable collaborations. Rachel is greatly committed to nurturing the practice of true teaching and learning where there is an equal relationship between educator and student – that benefits All.
Rachel has volunteered in supporting the Girl to Woman Festival for several years now and deeply appreciates the philosophy and values underpinning the festival. In addition, this year sees Rachel facilitate and support with the festival's rich and beneficial discussion groups.
I have experienced the Girl to Woman Festival - from its inception to be an ongoing event of great value to all people in the wider community. All girls and women regardless of cultural background are supported to connect with themselves and each other – through all that this festival offers. It is also important to know and appreciate – the Girl to Woman Festival is also supportive and honouring of our boys and men equally so. Ultimately – the purpose of this festival is to serve the whole community." ~ Rachel Lynwood