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Rahel Schwartz

Rahel was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and moved to Nairobi, Kenya, when she was 15 years old with her family. After completing high school, she moved to Searcy, Arkansas to attend college and graduated from Harding University in 1993 with a BA in Biology and Chemistry.

She moved to Seattle, WA, in 1994 to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Research.

In 2001, she opened her own real estate/relocation company and worked as a rental agent until 2011. In October 2011, she joined the University Family YMCA teaching Zumba and kids hip hop classes. In 2013, she went back to school to complete her Masters degree in Public Health, specializing in Health Education and Promotion, and got involved with the YMCA's Chronic Disease Prevention Program at Meredith Mathews working as a community outreach personnel while completing her internship. She was promoted to Program Executive for Health Equity in 2015 and is currently on multiple boards including African American Health Board, Bishop Blanchet High School, Ethiopian Community Center, and Somali Health Board.

Ethiopians—What's "brain waste"? (Rahel Schwartz, S1, Ep 1)

May 24, 2022

Rahel Schwartz was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and lived in Kenya and Arkansas before making her way to Seattle in 1994. She's currently the Program Executive for Health Equity at the YMCA of Greater Seattle and helps des…