Rachel Thoms is a Research Assistant with the Research, Data, and Innovation team. She applies GIS and programming skills to support and provide content for projects focused on using data to inform decision making. Currently, Rachel processes, visualizes, and creates custom analysis of key geospatial datasets to curate an engaging data narrative on the forthcoming Ocean Watch platform. Rachel started at WRI as an intern with the Ocean Program.

Prior to joining WRI, she worked as a Natural Resources Management Intern with the National Parks Service and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique.

Rachel holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Virginia.