Rachel Kinker is the Program Manager of the Refugee Resettlement Program at Catholic Charities in Des Moines, Iowa. For the past two years, Rachel has managed the Refugee Resettlement program and developed relationships with the community and service providers as well as being an advocate and educator around refugee issues. Rachel sits on the Refugee Planning Alliance and chairs the Housing Subcommittee of the Planning Alliance. Rachel graduated with a BA in Art Education from The University of Iowa and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration from Drake University. Prior to her work in resettlement, Rachel worked internationally as a Community Liaison for Life Skills with the U.S. Peace Corps in Botswana and as an art educator at Ivy Collegiate Academy in Taiwan.