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Director of Communications
Rachael Payton serves as the Director of Communications. She leads and oversees communications strategies across Dream.Org’s Green For All, Justice Innovation, and Tech teams. She has an extensive background working at public relations agencies such as BCW Global–where she worked on the 2020 Census, and ROKK Solutions–where she led campaigns within a range of sectors including technology, energy, nonprofit, and more. Rachael has always had a passion for helping others and has a strong track record of leadership in Washington, D.C. as the founder of BeGreatDC, a nonprofit dedicated to engaging, empowering, and educating underrepresented communities. Before founding BeGreatDC, she served as the Director of Communications for the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network. Rachael earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication from Old Dominion University. She is also a 2021 alumna of the Claudia L. McKoin Public Service Leadership & Training Academy and a 2013 alumna of the Washington Media Institute.