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Rachel Peric

Welcoming America
Executive Director
Rachel Peric is the Executive Director of Welcoming America. Inspired by her family’s refugee story and by the worldwide movement of welcomers, Rachel works to create communities where all residents – including immigrants and refugees – can thrive and belong. Since joining the organization in 2011, she has served as the organization’s deputy director and in other senior leadership roles, helping grow Welcoming America from a nascent startup to an award-winning organization with a global footprint. The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Rachel also serves on the board of Art and Remembrance, a nonprofit devoted to using art and personal narrative to recognize individual courage and resilience.