Rachel is a Senior Tobacco Advisor working on the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) program. Rachel has over 13 years of experience working in the tobacco prevention space in Kenya and across Africa, and is based in Nairobi. She provides strategic guidance toward the program, identifies key opportunities, and proposes risk mitigation plans to facilitate successful program implementation. She also contributes to high-level meetings, and engages with program and technical teams to provide key background in essential tobacco data within country contexts.
From 2010 to 2013, she mentored future leaders through the Africa Tobacco Control Consortium. She also coordinated with WHO’s Regional Office for Africa to lead training sessions on tobacco control capacity-building for government lawyers across the continent. And since 2014, she has helped train more than 150 government lawyers and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries through the McCabe Centre’s International Legal Training Program (ILTP). She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi.