Rachel Moak, Operations Manager


Rachel Moak ensures and improves the performance and efficiency of NYDesigns’ operations and oversees the implementation of strategic goals. She also supports fundraising through grant research and proposals, data management, and reporting.

She first joined NYDesigns in 2008 as an intern. She then worked as a Research Associate, conducting research and outreach for two of NYDesigns’ key projects, its NYC Latino Designers Study and Embedded Energy Calculator. She then worked as a Project Manager for four years, coordinating grant proposals, grant fulfillment, and data management, before becoming Operations Manager in 2014. Prior to NYDesigns, she was the first Retail Operations Intern at international fashion design house Donna Karan International. Rachel received her BA in Individualized Study from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied environmental studies, Spanish, and art history.

She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and enjoys traveling, practicing her Spanish, and listening to her collection of vinyl records.