Rachel Anderson is a Training and Technical Assistance Manager on the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) team at NDI. WINTAC provides support and technical assistance to State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies in the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
For the past 16 years, Rachel has had the pleasure of working with people with disabilities in a variety of capacities, with the last 10 being in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Prior to joining NDI, her focus was with transition-aged youth with disabilities, Employment First Initiatives, supported employment for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness, and helping create programs and policies to assist in community integration and competitive employment. These opportunities provided her the ability to network with educators, adult service agencies, community programs, local families, universities, and many other people striving to make an impact on people with disabilities lives.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Utah State University and her graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a nationally certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (LVRC) and Social Service Worker (SSW) in the State of Utah. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, traveling as much as possible, teaching and finding new activities to try.