Rachel Cheng

Research Associate

Nonprofit and Social Impact, Research and Search Support

Rachel joined Koya Partners | Diversified Search Group in 2022 as a Research Associate. Prior to joining the company, Rachel directed and supported multiple small creative projects to raise funds for various charities, gaining experience managing diverse and often global teams of creative writers, artists, and content creators.

They were the Associate Director of Mission Advancement for the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose from 2017-2019. They also previously were a Graduate Teaching Assistant and History Transcriber at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

In their free time, they apply their experience in nonprofit and historical research to community groups, including the GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance and other LGBTQ+ causes. They are passionate about advocating for the importance of each individual as everyone has a unique story to contribute to the conversation.


PhD, History
University of Glasgow

MA, History
University College London

BA, History (Political Science minor)
University of California, Irvine