Deputy Executive Director
Born This Way Foundation
Rachel Martin is Deputy Executive Director for Born This Way Foundation. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, is dedicated to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder, braver world.
In this capacity, Rachel’s responsibilities include overseeing the development and execution of the Foundation’s external communications strategy, identifying and managing key partnerships, and supporting the Foundation’s daily operations. She previously served as Born This Way Foundation’s Director of Communications and Outreach.
Before joining the Foundation, Rachel served as a Vice President at DKC, assisting a variety of nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients with strategic planning and communications outreach. She has also worked previously for the Democratic National Committee during the 2012 presidential cycle and for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, serving on his 2013 campaign and as a City Hall Assistant Press Secretary.
Rachel is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of George Washington University.