Rachel
		
		Balkcom

Rachel
Balkcom

Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Studies
Natural and Social Sciences
MA, Liberal Studies, St. John’s College Santa Fe
BA, Sociology and Studio Art, Kenyon College

Rachel teaches for social justice and the equitable sustainability of people and planet. She has spent her career facilitating youth work around systems change—linking internal self-actualization to social system creation—and directing both student activist and teacher training programs through schools and non-profits. A veteran public high school teacher, Rachel has taught multiple courses of her own creation—Sustainable Economics, Indigenous Studies, Social Activism, Philosophy—in addition to standard English and History curricula. For three years, she has created and chaperoned Indigenous Studies trips to the Southwest U.S. focusing on internal transformation through experience of Indigenous Worldview. When not teaching, Rachel gardens, writes, and practices Ninjutsu. She lives with her partner, Ian Sanderson, three chickens, and a dog on a postage-stamp urban homestead in Northwest Denver.

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