Rachel Young, Breakthrough Generation Alumni of 2010, joined the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in September 2011 as the Assistant to the Directors. At ACEEE Rachel assists the executive team and does research for ACEEE’s federal, state, and local policy, and industry programs. Prior to joining ACEEE, Rachel was a student at Lewis & Clark College and a climate change activist. During her college years Rachel interned at Focus the Nation, directed student run summer programs with the Sierra Student Coalition (SPROG), held a fellowship in Washington D.C. with Avaaz.org, and organized a Pacific Northwest youth delegation to the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen, December 2009. Rachel graduated college in the Spring of 2011 and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Chemistry from Lewis & Clark College.