Rachel has been involved with social enterprises since 2015 when she began working with the Ākina Foundation. Through that, she worked with a variety of organisations from Invercargill to Auckland, getting particular enjoyment working with those in her Ōtautahi home. Rach’s background is in engineering, but as her career evolved, she became increasingly interested in not just how to make ‘cool things’, but how those cool things could help people to the greatest possible extent through insight and good product development. Rachel now trains, mentors and consults for organisations – commercial, not-for-profit and the spectrum in between – to do just that. She has served in an advisory capacity for various organisations across Aotearoa and is thrilled to now be doing so with the Gap Filler team.