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News Staff at PEN: Rachel Sherak, Administrative Associate

Posted: January 05, 2015

Hi Everybody!

My name is Rachel Sherak and I am so excited to be joining PEN as the new Administrative Associate! 

I moved to San Francisco this past summer from Boise, ID, where I was dancing in a professional ballet company and working to make creative learning a bigger part of the lives of students and families in the community.

I try to always bring kindness, creativity and laughter to my days, and in my spare time, I love to read and cook dinners for my friends.

The important work of PEN to empower students with learning differences to achieve success in school and out in the world inspires me to do my best to keep the mission alive and growing!

I look forward to meeting more of the PEN community at future programs and events!


Rachel relocated to San Francisco in the summer of 2014 following a nine year career in professional ballet. 

Throughout her years of dance, Rachel had many fortunate opportunities to engage with students, families and audiences around the world, and developed a passion for creative education and community outreach. Her background is largely based in the work of arts nonprofit organizations and has helped her to develop skills in communications, administration and active community engagement.

The mission of PEN is one that speaks to Rachel greatly and inspires her to help the organization strengthen its voice of hope and support in the LD community. 

In her free time, Rachel teaches ballet and enjoys reading, cooking and studio cycling.