Rachel Patterson, MPA
Rachel Patterson serves as the Policy Analyst for the Legislative Affairs team. She received a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she focused on domestic policy, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Federal Budget, and tax policy. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.
Prior to joining the legislative team, Rachel worked for the AIDD technical assistance team supporting the network of UCEDDs. Prior to joining AUCD, Rachel worked as a research assistant at the Burton Blatt Institute in Syracuse, NY. She has a sister with intellectual and developmental disabilities who lives in the Seattle area.