Rachel Nelson-Segobia has dedicated both her professional and personal life to non-profit work that is committed to empowering women and youth. Rachel received her Bachelor’s of Science from Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she studied International Economics and Cultural Affairs. She graduated with her Master’s of Science in Non-profit Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport.
Rachel began her non-profit career working with the Hispanic Mission Gloria Dei in Valparaiso, Indiana. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she spent six years working with the Girl Scouts, including three years overseas in Italy, where she met her husband, an Air Force sergeant who recently retired after 21 years of service. Rachel spent the past five years working as Executive Director for Lee’s Summit CARES, a non-profit coalition dedicated to building a healthy and safe community for children and families in Lee’s Summit. In this position, Rachel dedicated significant time to building community, advocating for health initiatives, fundraising, and developing partnerships.
Rachel is thrilled to be joining The Single Mom KC and excited to continue building community for the dedicated women giving so much of themselves to nurture their families, guide their children, and raise our future generations. She has great admiration for the strength, dedication, and resiliency required of single moms. Long ago, she made a promise to come alongside single moms in their parenting efforts, and she is excited to fulfill that commitment by joining The Single Mom KC as Executive Director.
Rachel and her husband have live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, with their young daughter. In her free time, Rachel enjoys sewing, gardening, volunteering, and being outdoors.