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Rachel Locke

Director, International Interventions, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Rachel Locke is Lead, International Portfolio and Senior Policy Advisor at the National Network for Safe Communities. In her role, Ms. Locke is responsible for the development of the National Network’s international portfolio and representation of focused deterrence methodologies into international crime and violence reduction discussions. Prior to joining the National Network, Ms. Locke worked as a Senior Policy Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development where she was responsible for developing and representing Agency-wide policy on issues concerning conflict, violence and fragility. She also led USAID research and policy on crime, conflict, and fragility. Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Locke served as a Technical Advisor and Economic Development Coordinator with the International Rescue Committee where she was based in Kenya and Uganda. In her work with the IRC, Ms. Locke designed programs to support increased economic opportunity and developed guide material to aid strategic the implementation process.

Ms. Locke holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, Graduate School of International and Public Affairs.

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