As past president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver, former Chair of the WIFTV Education Committee, former Chair of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and a respected member of the BC film community, Rachelle has been invited to:
* Sit on numerous juries including three times for the Artistic Merit Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
* Moderate and sit on panels, speak at industry events, and be interviewed for podcasts
*Teach workshops and classes on writing and producing, including the Producing for Screenwriters class at InFocus Film School in Vancouver.
In addition to her work in film and TV, Rachelle is a published author and ghostwriter. In 2014, she released her memoir, CHRYSALIS: A Dark and Delicious Diary of Emergence. Described as Eat, Pray, Love meets Bridget Jones's Diary if either woman was a bulimic, alcoholic divorced twice by age thirty-nine, CHRYSALIS chronicles Rachelle's heart-wrenching, heart-healing metamorphic year.
Rachelle has a Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in Physics and minor in Math from the University of Alberta. She has an eclectic teaching resume, having taught and counseled students of all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds locally and abroad. In addition to teaching in the public school system, Rachelle has taught in South Korea and India, as well as an independent school for at-risk youth, young offenders and gang-entrenched youth; and a private education centre in Vancouver working primarily one-on-one with FASD, autistic and dyslexic students.
Rachelle is passionate about a variety of social issues especially those involving youth, mental health, responsible/ethical developments in science & technology, and the impact of media/entertainment (SDGs 3, 4, 9, 16, 17).
If you would like to work with Rachelle one-on-one to help elevate your film or web3 career or project to have a massive impact, you can book a mentoring or consulting session here: www.mpstorylounge.com/mentorships-and-consulations