Rachel Sherman-Presser is responsible for providing support to the executive director of Physicians for Human Rights. She assists the director in numerous capacities, including scheduling meetings, creating travel itineraries, tracking financials, and taking minutes. Sherman-Presser is also responsible for office maintenance, including assisting visitors, fielding inquires, and completing other administrative tasks.
Prior to joining PHR, Sherman-Presser spent five years at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) splitting her time between their Anthropology Department and the Education Department, most recently serving as the Public Programs Assistant. At AMNH, Sherman-Presser performed a myriad of jobs including research, teaching middle and high school classes, and facilitating after-hours and weekend programs. In addition, Sherman-Presser has held internships at Barrier Free Living which has been nationally recognized as the first fully accessible emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities and in the Office of Disability Services at Barnard College where she completed her master’s capstone research focusing on creating community among students with disabilities.
Sherman-Presser holds a MA in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence and a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College.