Rachel Horning

Rachel Horning has served the Southern California region as a communications specialist and community builder for twelve years. She began her career working in economic development, advocacy communications, and community building. Throughout her career, she has nurtured a passion for merging the tech sector with the nonprofit sector, co-founding Startup Coil – a tech event company that has grown into regional prominence since its inception.

Today Rachel serves as the Senior VP, Business Development at Cooley LLP, the legal leader in VC Financings and IPO’s, where she connects early stage founders with the critical resources they need to succeed. Keen to foster an online world that is free from Anti-semitism, she proudly sits on the Board of Directors for UC Berkeley Hillel and is the current ACCESS Co-Chair for AJC Los Angeles as well as the Global ACCESS Board.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rachel holds a degree in Sociology and Public Policy from UC Berkeley and is currently enrolled in a VC/PE Business Excellence certificate program with Columbia Business School. She is passionate about activating communities and is a self-proclaimed “human connector.” In her free time, you’ll find her trekking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim, skiing, rock climbing, or strengthening her yoga practice. Rachel currently resides in West Los Angeles where she gets her nature fix, without leaving the big city.