Rachel Glitz

Annual Fund and Alumni Relations Manager
U.C. Davis, JD
Tufts University, BA
email: rachel.glitz [at] sonomaacademy.org
phone:  (707) 636-2452

Rachel’s path to Sonoma Academy led her from the halls of the US Senate to palm groves of Bali, but there were hints of her current role (Annual Fund and Alumni Relations Manager) throughout her career. “While I was in college, I worked for the Alumni Relations office. Among other tasks, I made phone calls to our alumni seeking support for our Annual Fund,” she says. 
 
After college, Rachel worked for the Senate Finance Committee and in politics for Emily’s List, an organization that seeks to support women running for political office. She returned to California for law school and later worked as a lawyer in the healthcare, corporate, and nonprofit worlds. After years in the legal profession, Rachel was ready for a big shift. The family moved to Bali, where Rachel served as Head of Development at the Green School. “We were supposed to be there for ten months,” says Rachel, “but we ended up staying for seven years! It was a deeply meaningful time for our family.”
 
Rachel brings the perspective of a parent to her position at Sonoma Academy; she’s mom to Annabel De Alessi ‘21, and before coming to work here, she was involved as a volunteer with SAPA (the Sonoma Academy Parents Association). “This place feels different from other schools—even other wonderful independent schools—because the staffulty really know the students as individuals and as human beings,” says Rachel. “And the best part of my job is all the crackerjack people I get to work with—so smart, so kind, and so welcoming.” 
 
When she’s not on campus, Rachel keeps busy with her family (she also has a son who is in middle school). “I am happiest when I am outside,” she says. “Hiking, tennis, skiing, out on the water, gardening or just reading a book!” 
The best part of my job is all the crackerjack people I get to work with—so smart, so kind, and so welcoming.

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