Rachel Hall, MPH, MPP


Rachel joined LFA in 2008 with a background in public health and public policy with a specific interest in adolescent reproductive health. She has extensive experience working with quantitative and qualitative research methods and is committed to building the capacity of organizations to use data to understand impact and inform decision-making. At LFA, Rachel has worked with many nonprofit, philanthropic, and government clients in both domestic and international settings on a wide variety of engagements, including evaluation planning and implementation, research, and capacity building. Her portfolio includes projects in the fields of family planning and reproductive health, journalism and media, community development, and immigration.

Before joining LFA, Rachel worked with a research team on a state-wide reproductive health policy study. She also worked in direct patient service, providing education and counseling at a community health clinic.

Rachel enjoys trekking and outdoor exploration, international travel, and running. In her free time she volunteers at Northern California Family Dog Rescue.


  • Bachelor of Science, Journalism, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Northwestern University
  • Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Master of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Project Experience

  • Evaluation of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health Program, US Subprogram
  • Development of Monitoring & Evaluation System and Evaluation Capacity Building for Rural Education and Development (READ) Global
  • Evaluation of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Framework Development, and Learning Partner for Unbound Philanthropy
  • Evaluation of Solano County Health and Social Services Department’s Nurse-Family Partnership