“Education is not always about gaining knowledge, but also unlearning. In my experience, the best lessons learned came from undoing what I thought I knew to open new doors for building something better than before.

Rachel Svetanoff is an award-winning youth activist with a history of supporting efforts to meet the UN SDGs, contributing to 100+ projects with 112 organizations across 35 countries. In her latest role as a Foundations Partnerships Consultant for UNICEF USA, Rachel supported a $300 million portfolio by working with the Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and UN Foundation, among others, to advance aligned efforts in achieving global health, climate action, and innovation impact for safeguarding youth and children’s rights worldwide. Understanding the critical role they play in today’s most pressing issues, Rachel co-founded the organization Global Futurist Initiative™ to mandate youth in global agendas.

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Rachel will speak on a panel titled, “Education for Employment: What Really Matters in the Real World.”